Smučarske sanje

Melting Dreams

  • Documentary Film
  • 83'
  • 2022
  • Slovenia, Austria, Finland

In Bamyan, Afghanistan, three local girls trained by Ana, an instructor from Slovenia, dream of becoming professional skiers and compete at the Olympics. But when they arrive in Europe for intensive training, they face an unbridgeable cultural gap and the relentless reality of Europe’s professional sport.

Director Haidy Kancler
Director's statement

The girls’ journey to Europe is the central part of the film, in which they will be confronted with the harsh reality and tough competition of the Western professional world of sports. Their dreams a

The girls’ journey to Europe is the central part of the film, in which they will be confronted with the harsh reality and tough competition of the Western professional world of sports. Their dreams are universal and easy to identify with, while their culture is much more complex and sometimes hard to understand from the European perspective.

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Competition Feature Documentary
Festival Screening
2022
Alternative title
Skiing in Scarves (English) (wrorking)
Afganistanke na smučeh (Slovenian) (working)
Melting Dreams (English)
Production countries
Slovenia, Austria, Finland
Languages
English, Dari, Slovenian
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,77:1 (16:9)
Duration and length
83'
Colour
Color
Sound
stereo
Screening formats
digital DCP

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