Feature film, comedy-drama, 2016, 85'
A migrant tale of sisterhood and music, celebrating uncoventional friendships and the power of diversity.
Kamla and her parents have just moved in 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 come up with the idea of a dance school.
The neighborhood will soon be talking about the Babylon Sisters.
Director Gigi Rocati
Screenplay Gigi Roccati, Giulia Steigerwalt, Andrea Iannetta
Cast Amber Dutta, Nav Ghotra, Yasemin Sandino:, Nives Ivanković, Fiorellino Xia Yinghong, Renato Carpentieri, Rahul Dutta, Peppe Voltarelli, Jiemin Wen, Lucia Mascino, Lorenzo Acquaviva
Producers Sarah & Gino Pennacchi
Production company Tico film
Co-production company Antitalent
Distribution & world sales TVCO
Festivals Pula film festival, London Indian Film Festival, Squardi Altrove Film Festival