I Had A Dream / Avevo un sogno

Manuela and Daniela dream to change their country, Italy, but have to meet the harsh reality. From the feminist fights against Berlusconi to the last elections of 2018, the film explores the last ten years of Italy through the political action and the everyday life of the two compelling women.
Supported only by their deep friendship and political passion, Manuela, Deputy of the Parliament, and Daniela, active on a local level, face the Italian women-non-friendly political environment and testimony a change that they would have never expected: the death of politics and the rise of populism. Manuela and Daniela have started their political journey as “ordinary people” surrounded by supporters and trust, and end up being considered as belonging to the “privileged caste of politicians”. Torn between the sense of duty and the desire to quit politics, Manuela and Daniela go through the main events of their political adventure to try make sense of it, questioning themselves about the future of Europe and depicting a Country, whose democratic system is getting weaker and weaker. Their refreshing humor and spontaneity cast unexpected lightness and hope on the dark times faced by Italy.



Country of Production
Italy, France

Year of Production


52 / 84 min

Claudia Tosi

Movimenta in co-production with Cosmographe Production and France Télévision

Original Language


Festivals / Awards

Dok Leipzig 2018 (Golden Dove in the International Competition Long Documentary and Animated Film // FIPRESCI Award // Award of the Interreligious Jury)
Docpoint IDF Helsinki 2019
ZagrebDox IDF 2019
Tempo IDF Stockholm 2019
One World HRFF Bucharest 2019
The Magnificent Seven IDF Belgrade 2019
Crossing Europe Linz 2019
Hot Docs Toronto 2019
DOXA Vancouver 2019
DocsBarcelona 2019
Biografilm Bologna 2019 (Audience Award)
IceDocs 2019
Kranjska Gora IFF 2019
MakeDox Skopje 2019
Berlin HRFF 2019
Nuremberg HRFF 2019
Vilnius Inconvenient Films 2019