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Orlando lives alone in a small mountain town in central Italy; he never wanted to emigrate as, instead many others have done, including his son who left 20 years ago for Belgium. A telephone call from Belgium alerts him that his son needs his help and Orlando is forced to for the first time in his life to leave. When he arrives, he discovers that he has a 12 year-old granddaughter, Lyse. Orlando and Lyse, like the past and the future, are as different as you could imagine, but they unexpectedly discover that they need each other.
He is a symbol of the past and she of the new European generation that must build a new world
Daniele Vicari was born in Castel del Tora in 1967. He was a film critic from 1990 to 1999 for two magazines, and made his first short film\i, Il nuovo, in 1991. He won the David di Donatello award for Best Documentary for Il mio paese and Best New Director for Velocita massimà.
Regarding his film Orlando, Vicari said: "We are immersed in a world that changes so quickly that it escapes us. Sometimes even the very meaning of our existence escapes us. It has always been like this and even more so today. Luckily for us there are people who, remaining true to themselves, act as a compass for us, helping us not to get too lost. Orlando is dedicated to these people".