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Federico Bondi

Federico Bondi is a director and author from Florence. After graduating in Film Studies at the University of Florence he wrote and directed his first feature film Mar Nero (2008), which was the only Italian film in Competition at the 61st Locarno Film Festival, where it won three prizes (Golden Leoard for Best Actress, Ecumenical Jury Award, Young Jury Award). The film was nominated to the David di Donatello Awards (Best Actress) and Federico Bondi was nominated at the Silver Ribbon Awards as “Best New Director”. Federico has also directed many advertisements and documentaries including Soste (2001), Soste Japan (2002), L’uomo planetario. L’utopia di Ernesto Balducci (2005), Educazione affettiva (2014). Dafne (2019) is his second feature film.



Synopsis An earthquake hits a small town. There are no casualties, but the whole community is forced to flee their homes. As the adults struggle to find balance in precarious times, Viola, a ten-year-old girl, imagines the earthquake as a “friend” who forces her to stay outside with the others, discovering the world of adulthood, friendship and a so-far unexplored…