Aroview: Despite the title there is little Tuscan sunshine to be found here, but instead a frosty though warm-hearted tale from a Russian orphanage, anchored by an adorable, feisty child performance.
Dubbed 'The Italian' by his fellow orphans because of his impending adoption by wealthy Italians, crafty six-year-old Vanya instead decides to break out and embark on a search for the mother who abandoned him. A sobering window into a post-Glasnost Russia that is compromised by idealogical confusion as much as its climate, it is a place where naivety and blind hope just might be worth the investment.
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5 stars (Exceptional) In a Soviet orphanage, 6-year-old Vanya, abandoned at birth, is determined to find his mother. After catching a train to the city, he lives as a runaway hunted by the orphanage supervisors who've sold him to an Italian couple. It's a favourite.~GenXGirl