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Funne - Le ragazze che sognavano il mare

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Funne - Le ragazze che sognavano il mare

original title:

FUNNE - LE RAGAZZE CHE SOGNAVANO IL MARE

directed by:

cinematography:

Nicola Cattani, Sebastiano Luca Insinga, Simone Cargnoni

editing:

Diego Volpi

music:

Ezio Bosso, Andrea Gattico, Matej Mestrovic

producer:

Alessandro Carroli, Luigi Pepe, Vanja Jambrovic

production:

Eie Film, Jump Cut, Restart, Chocolat, with the support of Hydro Dolomiti Energia, Discovery Italia, HRT Croatia, Croatian Audiovisual Center, Comune di Valdaone

country:

Italy/Croatia

year:

2016

film run:

78'

format:

colour

release date:

18/01/2017

festival & awards:

You get to lie by the pool or the sea, sprawl out and relax. But not everybody is so fortunate.
A trio of Grannies from rural Croatia experienced their first sun holiday thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign organised by friends and families.
Iolanda Pellizzari, Armida Brisaghella and Erminia Losa set off on a twelve-hour coach trip from their rural village in the Italian Alps to the sunny island of Ugljan in Croatia and experienced swimming in the sea for the first time in their lives.
The youngest of three, Iolanda - who's 73 - said that when she saw the sea for the first time, the first thing she "wanted to do was to put (her) foot in the water."
After the experience, Iolanda said "I'm not able to swim, but I felt a great sense of liberation."
The trio ad dreamed about a trip to the sea for years, but had never been able to afford the expense and with their advancing ages, it seemed increasingly unlikely.
However, a successful crowdfunding campaign saw their dreams realised - with the women sending personal postcards to over 200 people who funded them.