Happy Winter + Q&A
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Happy Winter + Q&A

Verona Cinemas
Sun Oct 14 5:00 PM
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Verona Cinema
General Admission
All Ages
91 Mins | Italy | 2017 | 15 + | Australian Premiere
Fri Oct 12

Sun Oct 14

Every year on Sicily's Mondello Beach, over a thousand cabins are erected to house summer-holidaying families. A community gathers, spending their days and nights together, sharing meals, taking night swims, watching soccer, singing karaoke and enjoying beach parties. In a series of stunning shots, on firm ground and underwater, director Giovanni Totaro follows the enormous crowd of vacationing families and singles. The holiday-makers try to stay true to their mission of escapism, but they can’t ignore politics, the financial crisis and the thought of emigrating, as they consider what awaits them at the end of the season. Using humour as a cinematic tool, Happy Winter is a funny and heart-warming film that examines the economic crisis in Italy through the microcosm of a beach.


Director Giovanni Totaro is a guest of the Festival and will take part in Q&As after the screenings. Supported by Istituto Italiano Di Cultura