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Sea Dreaming Girls

Sea Dreaming Girls is a gorgeous, joyous and funny documentary about discovering new things and living carefree at any age, as it follows a lively group of nonnas who have never seen the sea.

In the tiny Italian mountain village of Daone, a group of grandmothers led by the straight-talking Erminia begin planning a trip in honour of their Rododendro club’s 20th anniversary. They quickly agree on a trip to the sea, where many of their members have never ventured. But how will they raise enough money so that everyone can wiggle their toes in the surf? They sell pies and sweets and even boldly pose for a calendar but when this doesn’t get them the money they need, they have one last idea and it is this one that sends them viral, making them famous across Italy.

Katia Bernardi joyfully captures this tale of women on the verge of a grand adventure— “Dreams do not age” is the mantra of the women. The cast of charming characters—including Massimo, the young, attractive metropolitan photographer and one ridiculously cute nerdy grandson—emphasize the film’s fairy-tale quality as the grannies realise their dreams and more.

Katia Bernardi
Italian with English Subtitles | 2016 | 77 mins | Documentary
15+ (exemption)
A story so delicate that it seems like a fairy tale.
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Katia Bernardi
Director: Katia Bernardi

Katia Bernardi was born in 1973 in Trento. She studied cinema in Bologna, and became interested in the world of documentary filmmaking. In 2004 she founded production company KR Movie and had several documentaries screened on RAI 3. Funne is her feature documentary debut.

Rome International Film Festival 2016

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