Regional Competition

Happy Winter

Giovanni Totaro
Screening time  
26.02. / Monday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 5  
28.02. / Wednesday, 12:00 - 14:00 Theatre 4  
02.03. / Friday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 2  
Everyone is waiting for the night of August 15 to play a leading role in the summer’s ‘Vanity Fair’ and go on pretending that the economic crisis does not exist.

Every summer on Mondello Beach in Palermo, more than a thousand cabins are erected to house the same number of groups of bathers who will spend the season in them. For these people the ‘huts’ are the perfect setting in which they can forget that the crisis of recent years has crumbled the social status they used to have. A family gets into debt to go on a seaside vacation and to look well-off among the bathers, three women sunbathe in order to feel they are still young and become the stars of the summer, while at the same beach a barman is trying to earn as much money as possible to get through the winter.

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Happy Winter

2017, 91'

Directed by:
Giovanni Totaro

Screenplay by:
Giovanni Totaro

Paolo Ferrari, Nunzio Gringeri

Edited by:
Andrea Maguolo

Giordano Corapi

Simone Catania, Francesca Portalupi

Produced by:
Indyca, RAI Cinema, Inthelfilm, Zenit Arti Audiovisive, Onirica

Festivals & Awards:

Venice International Film Festival 2017; IDFA 2017; DocPoint Helsinki 2018; DocPoint Tallinn 2018