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NAME OF FILM: DAFNE
DIRECTOR(S): Federico Bondi
STARRING: Stefania Casini, Antonio Piovanelli, Carolina Raspanti
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: Dafne (Carolina Raspanti), a young woman with Down syndrome, leads a quiet family life that is upended by the sudden death of her mother. Both Dafne and her father, Luigi (Antonio Piovanelli), struggle to support each other as they differently process this loss: Luigi withdraws into depression, while Dafne gravitates toward greater responsibility at work and at home.
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