Italy 2019 | 94 minutes | Italian | Hebrew, English subtitles
Thirty-year-old Dafne recently lost her mother. Although born with Down Syndrome, she is a highly intuitive young woman with shining social skills. She copes with the tragedy in her characteristically candid way, without suppressing her feelings, and even manages to go back to work. At the same time, her father, Luigi, falls into a deep depression, but is lucky to have a supportive daughter with such emotional strength. In his second feature, Federico Bondi not only reverses traditional family roles, but unlike other films about individuals with special needs, his approach deliberately lacks sentimentality, as Dafne’s syndrome does not become the film’s pivotal point. Dafne participated in the Berlinale Panorama this year where it won the International Critics award.