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Dafne by Federico Bondi



Dafne by Federico Bondi

As part of the 32th Edition of the AFI European Union Film Showcase, we are pleased to announce the screening of Dafne by Federico Bondi. Please join us for a special introduction and Q&A session with the director on December 10th

Federico Bondi's poignant sophomore feature follows 36-year-old Dafne (Carolina Raspanti), a bright young woman with Down syndrome whose stable family life is upended by the unexpected death of her mother. As Dafne's father, Luigi (Antonio Piovanelli) struggles with his grief, Dafne finds her own way to process the loss, assuming increasing responsibility at home and at work, and persevering to bring her father through a seemingly impossible period of change. This tender, subtle father-daughter tale is brought vibrantly to life by Raspanti's engrossing central performance.

Winner of the International Federation of Film Critics Prize at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival, Official Selection at the 2019 Karlovy Vary and Vancouver film festivals.


Director: Federico Bondi
Italy, 2019, 94 min
Film in Italian with English subtitles

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center 
8633 Colesville Rd 
Silver Spring, MD


PREVIEW (via YouTube)


Federico Bondi

federico bondi

Born in Florence, Italy in 1975. After studying film at the University of Florence, he worked as a documentary and commercials director and made films including Soste, Soste Japan and L’uomo planetario. L’utopia di Ernesto Balducci. His debut feature film, Mar Nero, screened at the 61st Locarno International Film Festival where it won prizes including the Best Actress Award. The film went on to screen at various festivals around the world and was nominated for further awards such as the David di Donatello and the Nastro d’Argento for Best New Director.


AFI European Union Film Showcase

Now in its 32th edition, the AFI European Union Film Showcase continues its tradition of bringing the best in European cinema to Washington, DC-area audiences. This year's selection of over 40 films includes international film festival award winners, European box office hits and debut works by promising new talents, plus many countries' official Oscar® submissions for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Data: Mar 10 Dic 2019

Orario: Dalle 19:10 alle 20:34

Organizzato da : AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

In collaborazione con : Italian Cultural Institute

Ingresso : A pagamento


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