International Films

Melting Dreams

Slovenia, Australia, Finland, 2022, 84 min

Director:

Haidy Kancler

Language & Subtitles:

English, Arabic; subtitles in Hebrew and English

Producers:
Sabine Gruber, Bostjan Virc

Production:

Festivals:

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Doc Edge Festival, Biografilm Festival

Screenings:

Fri. 2.12 | 21:30 | Cinematheque 2

Fri. 9.12 | 14:30 | Cinematheque 1

Three Afghan girls dream of becoming professional skiers and representing their country in the Olympic Games. They are convinced that in Europe they will be able to train and fulfill their dreams, but even after they arrive on the continent, they face prejudices and deep cultural gaps.

Training in Europe disillusions them from their dream, and they even consider illegally escaping to Germany. Their skiing dreams and with them the idealization of the West slowly fade away, leading the three girls to unexpected places. The film brings the story of the struggle of the Afghan women from a unique perspective, and presents a human drama that begins with a simple and innocent dream and ends with an emotional and unpredicted roller coaster.