Jack has always wanted a little brother to play with, and when Gio is born, his parents tell him his brother is a “special” child. That’s when Gio turns into a superhero with amazing powers in his big brother’s imagination, like the ones in his comic books. Over time, however, Jack learns the truth: his brother has Down syndrome, a condition Jack decides to keep secret. When he goes to high school and falls in love with Arianna, he hides Gio’s very existence from her and his new friends. But how can you expect someone to love you if you conceal such an important part of yourself? In no time, the truth comes out, and Jack realizes that Gio’s energy and vitality are contagious. Gio’s original outlook does indeed change the world, just like a superhero.


Jack a quatre ans et deux sœurs. Enfin, un après-midi, ses parents lui annoncent qu’il va avoir un petit frère et qu’il va être très spécial. Jack est très heureux : pour lui, spécial signifie super-héros. Après sa naissance, il réalise qu’il est vraiment différent des autres, mais il n’a pas de super pouvoirs. Il découvre alors ce que signifie le mot “Down”.


Jack tiene cuatro años y dos hermanas. Por fin, una tarde sus padres le cuentan que va a tener un hermanito y que va a ser muy especial. Jack está muy feliz: para él, especial significa superhéroe. Después de su nacimiento se da cuenta de que realmente es diferente a los demás, pero no tiene súper poderes. De repente, descubre la palabra “Down”.

Original Title

Mio fratello rincorre i dinosauri


Stefano Cipani


Italy, Spain

Director of Photography

Sergi Bartrolí


Fabio Bonifacci


Lucas Vidal


Paco Cinematografica, Neo Art Producciones, Rai Cinema