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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2019 - 19.27 July

GIFFONI50 - 18.29 AUGUST / 26-30 DECEMBER

Archivio Film 2019

THE SWEETIES

Category: Edition 2019

Synopsis
Mariagrazia, Chiara and Letizia are inseparable friends forced to come to terms every day with the hated extra kilos, looks of disapproval from their schoolmates and giggles in the school hallways. Mariagrazia suffers for the confrontation with her mother (Valeria Solarino), a former sports champion. Chiara has a chat with a peer, but she is too afraid to send him her photo. Letizia has a talent for music but too much shame to show it. After the umpteenth teasing, an unexpected opportunity for redemption comes from the popular and beautiful Alice, captain of the synchronized swimming school team, forced by a blackmail to train them in secret. The three girls embark on an impossible challenge, driven into the water by their desire for revenge. They will end up plunging their lives in that of their rival, approaching each other day after day, exercise after exercise, smile after smile. A story all in one gulp until the last dive, about the incredible strength of friendship beyond the stumbling, the unexpected and any diversity.

Original Title DOLCISSIME
Category Out of competition
Section Masterclass Cult
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 85'
Production Year 2019
Nationality Italy
Directed by Francesco Ghiaccio
Screenplay Francesco Ghiaccio, Marco D’Amore, in collaboration with Renata Ciaravino, Gabriele Scotti
Director of photography Ferran Paredes Rubio
Editor Chiara Griziotti, in collaboration with Mirko Platania
Production Design Paola Bizzarri
Costume Design Laurianne Scimemi
Sound Vito Martinelli
Music Enrico Pesce
Main cast Giulia Barbuto Costa Da Cruz
Alice Manfredi
Margherita De Francisco
Giulia Fiorellino
Licia Navarrini

with the participation of:
Valeria Solarino
Vinicio Marchioni
Produced by Fabrizio Donvito, Benedetto Habib, Marco Cohen, Marco D’Amore

 regista Francesco GhiaccioFRANCESCO GHIACCIO
Francesco Ghiaccio graduated in dramaturgy at the Paolo Grassi School in Milan. His plays – among which "Solita Formula" (2006) and "L'Acquario" (2012), have been staged in the most important national festivals and theaters. With Marco D'Amore he founded La Piccola Società, a film and theatre production company. His feature film directorial debut took place in 2007 with the short "Gabiano con una sola B". In 2015, he directed his first feature film "A Safe Place", based on the book written with Marco D'Amore in the same year.

 

production
Indiana Production
(Italy)
www.indianaproduction.com
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La Piccola Società
(Italy)
www.marcodamore.com/la-piccola-societa

in collaboration with
Vision Distribution
(Italy)
www.visiondistribution.it

world sales
Media Luna New Films
(Germany)
www.medialuna.biz

Italian distribution
festival contact
Vision Distribution
(Italy)
www.visiondistribution.it