Melting Dreams

by Haidy Kancler

Contemporary Lives

Italian premiere

genre: doc

(Finland, Austria, Slovenia / 2022 / 84’)

In Bamyan, Afghanistan, three girls dream of becoming professional skiers and representing Afghanistan at the Olympic Games. They seem one step closer to achieving their dreams when they receive the permission to go to Europe to train. Once in the Old Continent, they immediately face insurmountable cultural differences and the harsh standards of European professional sports. What begins as an opportunity to follow their dreams turns into an unpredictable and emotional rollercoaster with high-stakes consequences. While the film does not judge or take sides, it offers observational insights into an emotional and unpredictable journey of melting dreams.

In collaboration with COSPE Onlus, Refugees Welcome Bologna


The film will be available online on MYMOVIES on Monday 21 June at 5pm