DOK Leipzig Film Festival

I Had a Dream

I Had a Dream

This film is flanked by two men: Silvio Berlusconi, who in 2008 became Italian Prime Minister for the fourth time, and Donald Trump, who was sworn in as president of the United States a little less than a decade later. Manuela, a member of the Italian Parliament, and Daniela, a local politician, see this period, marked as it is by men, as the epitome of political regression. Both have spent years fighting for more sexual equality, better laws to protect women from domestic violence and a more diverse body of political decision makers.

Is politics dead? This brutal question guides Claudia Tosi’s long-term observation of the developments of the past decade in Italy. With a loss of 6.7 % of the votes, the democrats were clearly defeated by the populist and Eurosceptic Five Star Movement. Neither Manuela nor Daniela ever thought that democracy, civil solidarity and the desire for progress would one day be challenged to such an extent or that Berlusconism, which they believed was overcome, would have such pervasive after-effects.

Lukas Stern

Awarded with a Golden Dove in the International Competition Long Film, with the Prize of the Interreligious Jury and with the FIPRESCI Prize

Original Title: Avevo un sogno
Country: Italy, France
Year: 2018
Language: Italian
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 84 min.
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Director: Claudia Tosi
Producer: Claudia Tosi, Nathalie Combe
Cinematographer: Claudia Tosi, Andrea Gioacchini
Editor: Marco Duretti
Music: Daniele Rossi, Enrico Pasini
Sound: Diego Schiavo
Script: Claudia Tosi

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