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Dafne
Beginner - Intermediate
24 Videos

Dafne is a thirty-five-year-old woman with Down syndrome who lives with her parents. She has a simple life: a job she loves, co-workers who appreciate her, friends, and an outgoing personality. The sudden loss of her mother disrupts the family equilibrium but Dafne manages, one step at a time, to create a new relationship with her father. The extraordinary interpretation of Carolina Raspanti and the work of director Federico Bondi manage to address with delicacy, two very challenging themes of the human condition: being born with an extra copy of a chromosome and losing a loved one.

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Showing 1-24 of 24 Totaling 1 hour 30 minutes

Dafne - Film - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Carolina Raspanti plays Dafne, a 35-year-old who has Down's syndrome and faces life with strength and a positive outlook.

Dafne - Film - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Dafne is out dancing, but her parents are there, too. The next morning she has a little argument with her mother.

Dafne - Film - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Dafne and her father are waiting for her mother. When Dafne goes looking for her mother, she gets an ugly surprise.

Dafne - Film - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Dafne and Luigi are dealing with the aftermath of Dafne's mother's death. Meanwhile, Dafne's uncle and aunt arrive.

Dafne - Film - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

It's hard for Dafne to adjust to the old family homestead, especially the first night. She also notices something about her father.

Dafne - Film - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The funeral is over, and Dafne has to deal with life. She seems very sure of herself.

Dafne - Film - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Dafne and her father begin their work day.

Dafne - Film - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Dafne goes back to work, is greeted by her co-workers, and strikes up a conversation with someone new.

Dafne - Film - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Dafne and her father are starting to settle in at home. He did some grocery shopping and is fixing dinner. She told him about her day at work.

Dafne - Film - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Dafne takes her lunch break with her new co-worker Camilla and learns a little more about her. At the hairdresser, Dafne gets a phone call from Viola.

Dafne - Film - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Dafne is at a party with her friend Viola, and a guy asks her to dance.

Dafne - Film - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Dafne's father prowls around the house at night with a flashlight. She doesn't get it. She likes running water, which he doesn't get. They are each trying to deal with their grief.

Dafne - Film - Part 13

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Dafne is trying to get her father to do more than just lie around. She also has some ideas about changing around the furniture.

Dafne - Film - Part 14

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Dafne finds a little memento that seems to ground her. Her dad is having a hard time, though. The lyrics of the song in the background seem to mirror what's going on in Dafne's head.

Dafne - Film - Part 15

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Dafne and her father are on the train together. She seems happy, he a bit less. They get off and start hiking.

Dafne - Film - Part 16

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Little by little, as they walk and talk, Dafne and her father make discoveries about each other, even deeply personal ones.

Dafne - Film - Part 17

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Dafne doesn't mince words in criticizing her father, but she is there for him, a sort of anchor. It gets late and they need food and lodging.

Dafne - Film - Part 18

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Dafne and her father have dinner at the lodge and make conversation. But then they hear some talking in the other room and wonder what's up.

Dafne - Film - Part 19

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Dafne's father finally has someone to talk to, and describes his feelings when Dafne was born, and how they evolved.

Dafne - Film - Part 20

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Dafne and her father leave the lodge and resume their hike on an uphill trail.

Dafne - Film - Part 21

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

While they are hiking, Dafne's father gets a curious phone call. It brings up the subject of smoking, which Dafne does not want to let go. Later, they meet up with some forest rangers, and Dafne asks for some first-aid items for her foot.

Dafne - Film - Part 22

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Dafne has no trouble chatting up a storm and making friends with the two forest rangers. She and her father get dropped off near the cemetery.

Dafne - Film - Part 23

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Dafne and her father get to the old family homestead. Dafne goes about opening it up as they talk about her mother and how she loved the place.

Dafne - Film - Part 24

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Dafne has a unique gift for her father.

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