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Dafne

Showtime
Friday, February 14 @ 7:00pm
Director
Federico Bondi
Country
Italy
Language
Italian
Film Length
94 minutes

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After her mother dies while the family is holidaying on the Tuscan coast, vibrant 35-year-old Dafne (Carolina Raspanti, magnetic), a supermarket clerk with Down syndrome, finds traditional father and daughter roles reversed: it becomes very obvious, very quickly that it is her seriously depressed dad, Luigi (Antonio Piovanelli), who needs her support much more than she needs his. Trying to bring Luigi back from the brink of despair while simultaneously experiencing a measure of freedom she’s never had before, the self-deprecating, fast-talking Dafne surprises and delights while putting paid to any retrograde notions about the capabilities of those with Down syndrome.