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Dafne

Original title: Dafne
German title: Dafne
Italy, 2019

Director: Bondi, Federico
Production company: Vivo Film, RAI Cinema
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 94 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Synopsis:
Dafne 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 and Maria.

Suddenly Maria dies and the family’s balance is shattered. Luigi falls into depression, tormented by the future, by the moment when he will leave his daughter alone… Thanks to her job and her lifelong friends, Dafne instead deals with the loss with the thoughtlessness of a child and the bravery of a young woman, and tries to shake her father up. Until one day something unexpected happens: they decide to leave together for a hike in the mountains to the town where Maria was born. Along the walk, they will discover a lot about each other and they will learn together how to go beyond their limits.

Festivals:
Berlin IFF 2019, Moscow IFF 2019, Sottodiciotto IFF Torino 2019

World sales address/es:
Rai Com (IT)

Sold to:
Istituto Luce (I)