I Had a Dream

”Have politics died?” the film asks. The award-winning documentary I Had a Dream by Claudia Tosi follows two female politicians, centre-leftist MP Manuela Ghizzoni of the Democratic Party and City Council member Daniela de Pietri, as they persistenly strive to change things. In Italy after Silvio Berlusconi so-called Berlusconism is going strong, which shows particularly well in how the patriarchal society treats women.

The title of the documentary refers to Martin Luther King’s historical speech in 1963, emphasising the fact that equal rights still have not become a reality. I Had a Dream follows the two politicians’ fight for ten years and shows how frustrating and hopeless the pursuit of dreams can be. The rise of populism makes the situation even worse for those who are already sick and tired of oppression, sexism, depreciation and lack of solidarity. A male MP colleague may think it is perfectly normal that every three days a woman dies as the result of her partner’s violent behaviour.

Marko Ylitalo (Translation: Marko Pyhähuhta)

Language: Italian
Subtitles: English

  • Name in Original Language: Avevo un sogno
  • Director: Claudia Tosi
  • Country: Italy, France
  • Year: 2018
  • Length: 84 min
  • Age limit: K7
  • Format: DCP
  • Cinematography: Claudia Tosi, Andrea Gioacchini
  • Editing: Marco Duretti
  • Music: Enrico Pasini, Daniele Rossi
  • Production: Claudia Tosi / Cosmographe Production, France Télévision


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