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Happy Winter

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Original Title: Happy Winter
Director: Giovanni Totaro
Cast: Antonino Serio; Piera La Placa; Anna D'Acquisto; Grazia Garito; Giuseppe Comito; Antonio Patti
Story: Giovanni Totaro
Screenplay: Giovanni Totaro
Genre: Documentario 
Production: Simone Catania,Francesca Portalupi
Year: 2016
Runtime: 91'
Nationality: ITA
Location: Spiaggia di Mondello Palermo (PA) 

Every summer on Mondello Beach in Palermo, more than a thousand cabins are erected to house the same number of groups of bathers who will spend the season in them. For these people the “huts” are the perfect setting in which to hide behind the memory of a social status that the crisis of recent years has undermined. A family gets into debt to go on a seaside vacation and to look well-off among the bathers, three women sunbathe in order to feel as if they are still young and to become the stars of the summer, while on the same beach a barman thinks about earning as much money as possible to get through the winter. Everyone is waiting for the night of August 15 to play a leading role in the summer Vanity Fair and to keep on pretending that the economic crisis doesn’t exist. 

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