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Sunday, October 9, 2022
3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
at Sentieri Italiani
La Mia Classe
Directed by Daniele Gaglianone
La Mia Classe blurs the lines between fact and fiction and director Daniele Gaglianone has created a film within a film. He provides insights into the protagonists’ lives that are both sad and funny and invites the audience to reflect on the responsibilities that come with filmmaking.
The film is shot in a language school for immigrants in Rome. While the teacher is played by a professional actor, Valerio Mastandrea, the students of the Italian class all play themselves — Easther from Nigeria, Lyudmyla from Ukraine, Moussa from Senegal, Shadi from Egypt, Issa from the Ivory Coast and Sheida from Iran.
While waiting for their residence permits, they learn to conduct job interviews and describe their familial and professional situation in class. Their individual fates are as different as their countries of origin and the sympathetic teacher creates a space for them to share their stories. But during filming an event occurs making reality take the upper hand. The director cries “cut” but the entire troupe enters the scene — now they all become actors in a single true story, in a unique film of “true fiction.”
NOTE: The film is in Italian with ENGLISH subtitles.
After the viewing there will be a light reception and a discussion of the film.
View the trailer online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3al1PBx09A
This event will take place at the school: Sentieri Italiani • 5430 North Broadway • Chicago, IL 60640
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Health & Safety Measures
As the City of Chicago and the State relax policies with regards to masking in public spaces and vaccine compliance, Sentieri will continue to follow their recommendations. Proof of full vaccination is still required and masks are strongly recommended. Masking is considered to be the most effective way to prevent the spread of COVID.