Thu 5 Mar

Dafne

Cert. tbc

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

Cinema Made in Italy 2020

in Italian with EN subs

ITA/ 2019 / 94 mins / dir. Federico Bondi, with Carolina Raspanti, Antonio Piovanelli, Stefania Casini

Dafne (Carolina Raspanti) is a witty young woman with Down syndrome, who is a spring of contagious energy. She is fiercely independent, but still lives with her parents, Luigi (Antonio Piovanelli) and Maria (Stefania Casini). The family balance is shattered when Maria suddenly dies. As Luigi falls into depression, it is for Dafne to rise up and hold them together. Confronting societal prejudices, Federico Bondi’s drama teinted with feel good comedic tricks, won the Panorama – Fipresci Prize at last year’s Berlinale.

“Life affirming and spirited portrait of a young woman with Down’s syndrome which focuses refreshingly on her independence and feisty personality as she makes her way in the world” – Adrian Wootton, curator of Cinema Made in Italy, CEO of Film London and the British Film Commission

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