I Had a Dream

Avevo un Sogno

DIRECTOR(S): Claudia Tosi   COUNTRIES: Italy, France   YEAR: 2018   LANGUAGE(S): Italian   SUBTITLES: English   RUNNING TIME: 84 min

SECTION: International Forum 2019


Friday, 04.10., 7.00 pm, kinoeins, Q&A with Claudia Tosi
Saturday, 05.10., 12.00 pm (noon), kinoeins


Manuela and Daniela dream of changing their country, Italy, but have to meet the harsh reality. From the feminist fights against Berlusconi to the last elections of 2018, the film explores the last ten years of Italy through the political action and the everyday life of the two compelling women.
Supported only by their deep friendship and political passion, Manuela, Deputy of the Parliament, and Daniela, active on a local level, face the Italian women-non-friendly political environment and testimony a change that they would have never expected: the death of politics and the rise of populism. Manuela and Daniela have started their political journey as “ordinary people” surrounded by supporters and trust, and end up being considered as belonging to the “privileged caste of politicians”.
Torn between the sense of duty and the desire to quit politics, Manuela and Daniela go through the main events of their political adventure to try make sense of it, questioning themselves about the future of Europe and depicting a Country, whose democratic system is getting weaker and weaker. Their refreshing humor and spontaneity cast unexpected lightness and hope on the dark times faced by Italy.


Claudia Tosi holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Bologna. She has worked as a creative documentary filmmaker since 2003. In 2011, she attended EAVE as a writer and in 2012, Eurodoc as a producer. In 2014, she attended IDFA Academy and in 2015, Berlinale Talents to develop I Had a Dream as part of Doc Station Platform.


Mostar United (2008, NIHRFF 2009), The Perfect Circle (2014), Verso Casa (2016), I Had a Dream (2018)

SCRIPT: Claudia Tosi   PRODUCERS: Claudia Tosi, Nathalie Combe   CAMERA: Claudia Tosi, Andrea Gioacchini   EDITOR: Marco Duretti   MUSIC: Daniele Rossi, Enrico Pasini   CAST: Manuela Ghizzoni, Daniela Depietri

PRODUCTION: Cosmographe, Movimenta, France Télévision   WORLD SALES: Hanne Biermann, Deckert Distribution