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THE SWEETIES

by Francesco Ghiaccio

synopsis

Mariagrazia, Chiara and Letizia are inseparable friends forced to come to terms every day with the hated extra kilos, looks of disapproval from their schoolmates and giggles in the school hallways. Mariagrazia suffers for the confrontation with her mother (Valeria Solarino), a former sports champion. Chiara has a chat with a peer, but she is too afraid to send him her photo. Letizia has a talent for music but too much shame to show it. After the umpteenth teasing, an unexpected opportunity for redemption comes from the popular and beautiful Alice, captain of the synchronized swimming school team, forced by a blackmail to train them in secret. The three girls embark on an impossible challenge, driven into the water by their desire for revenge. They will end up plunging their lives in that of their rival, approaching each other day after day, exercise after exercise, smile after smile. A story all in one gulp until the last dive, about the incredible strength of friendship beyond the stumbling, the unexpected and any diversity.

international title: The Sweeties
original title: Dolcissime
country: Italy
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Francesco Ghiaccio
film run: 85'
release date: IT 1/08/2019
screenplay: Marco D'Amore, Francesco Ghiaccio
cast: Giulia Barbuto Costa Da Cruz, Alice Manfredi, Margherita De Francisco, Giulia Fiorellino, Valeria Solarino, Vinicio Marchioni, Licia Navarrini
cinematography by: Ferran Paredes Rubio
film editing: Chiara Griziotti, Mirko Platania
art director: Paola Bizzarri
costumes designer: Laurianne Scimemi
music: Enrico Pesce
production: Indiana Production Company, La Piccola Società, Vision Distribution
backing: Film Commission Torino Piemonte (IT)
distributor: Vision Distribution
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