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From The Distrib Films Collection
Las Leonas
Directed by Isabel Achaval and Chiara Bondi
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On the outskirts of Rome, six teams compete in the women’s soccer championship, the Las Leonas Trophy. All recent immigrants to Italy—the majority from South America—the participants work busy lives as caregivers and house cleaners throughout the city.

LAS LEONAS follows the daily struggles, dreams, and frustrations of these women; each with their own story of emigration and family history, but united by a shared passion for soccer. Amidst the pressures of work and loneliness of adapting to life in a foreign country, the championship offers a vital source of freedom and social belonging. From seasoned players to newbies, the women of LAS LEONAS find themselves transformed on the soccer field as the demands of daily life fade into the background with the liberating rush of comradery and competition.

“A film that gives 80 minutes of hope.” —La Repubblica

Festa do Cinema Italiano (Italian Film Party) 2023
Shanghai International Film Festival 2023
Cinemamed 2022
Venice Biennale 2022
Madrid Italian Film Festival 2022
Mostra de Cinema Italià de Barcelona 2022
Villerupt Italian Film Festival 2022

83 minutes / Color
Spanish; Italian / English subtitles
Release: 2022
Copyright: 2022

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Subject areas:
Italy, Distrib Films Collection, Western Europe, Latin America, Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Women's Studies

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