BABYLON SISTERS (orig. title)
feature | fiction | comedy | drama | 2016 | 85′
logline: A migrant tale of sisterhood and music, celebrating unconventional friendships and the power of diversity.
storyline: Kamla and her parents have just moved into a rundown building on the outskirts of Trieste together with other immigrant families and an old grumpy retired school teacher, determined not to leave his home, when an eviction notice falls on all the residents.
While the men react in anger to the landlord‘s threats, the women strive to cooperate and save the destiny of their families through tears, laughs and misunderstandings. In this un- settling situation, little Kamla and professor Leone will become friends against the will of her father, while her mother Shanti will soon reveal a gift, dancing like a Bollywood star. Thanks to a friendly social worker, they came up with the idea of a dance school. The neighborhood will soon be talking about the Babylon Sisters.
director: Gigi Roccati
writers: Gigi Roccati, Giulia Steigerwalt, Andrea Iannetta
production: Tico Film (IT)
producers: Sarah & Gino Pennacchi
co-production: Antitalent (HR)
co-producer: Danijel Pek
cast: Amber Dutta, Nav Ghotra, Yasemin Sandino:, Nives Ivanković, Fiorellino Xia Yinghong, Renato Carpentieri, Rahul Dutta, Peppe Voltarelli, Jiemin Wen, Lucia Mascino, Lorenzo Acquaviva
world sales: TVCO
festivals and awards:
- Festivals Pula film festival
- London Indian Film Festival
- Squardi Altrove Film Festival