I'm Not Scared

A ten-year-old boy, Michele (Giuseppe Cristiano is remarkable), living in a remote Italian village, uncovers a buried secret that shakes his relationship with his parents and the harsh world outside. In the guise of a nerve-jangling thriller, director Gabriele Salvatores, an Oscar winner for Mediterraneo, delivers a fierce, frightening and deeply moving study of childhood. It's a keeper.

From The Archives Issue 444: March 28, 1985