Shocking revelations turn the sweltering summer of 10-year-old Michele (Giuseppe Cristiano) into a horror-singed coming-of-age story under the simultaneously galvanizing and lyrical direction of Gabriele Salvatores (Mediterraneo
). In the hills surrounding a remote Southern Italian village, the youngster and several kids explore an abandoned farmhouse. When Michele returns alone to search for his sister’s missing spectacles, he unearths the cover to a deep pit and discovers a crime that forever taints his innocence and challenges his loyalties to family and conscience. The story peels back in riveting, suspenseful layers in which thriller and domestic drama elements melt into an ever-tightening swirl of compassion and conflict.