A CLASS STORY – WATER, IS TAUGHT BY THIRST

A CLASS STORY – WATER, IS TAUGHT BY THIRST

STORIA DI CLASSE – L’ACQUA, L’INSEGNA LA SETE

By Valerio Jalongo

Documentary, 76 min, Switzerland / Italy, 2020

In an old class journal, retired teacher J.C. Lopez finds a poem: Water, is taught by thirst. He kept everything from that class, even a video diary filmed with his pupils. As Mr. Lopez goes in search of them, we witness their confessions and their regrets. Between those unruly pupils and their lives as adults traces emerge of the days spent together: the story of a class, which at times seems to be following the lines of a distant poem.

Credits
Directed by: Valerio Jalongo
Written by: Linda Ferry, Valerio Jalongo in cooperation with Gianclaudio Lopez

Main Character: Lorenzo Albrizio, Jessica Carnovale, Gianluca Diana, Corinna Iacobini, Alessio Schippa, Yari Venturini, Gianclaudio Lopez

Producer: Enzo Porcelli, Silvana Bezzola Rigolini
Producer Assistant: Milena Stokar, Martina Latini
Production Manager: Patrick Micaroni
Photography: Massimo Franchi
Editor: Mirco Garrone, Lizi Gelber
Sound Design: Marta Billingsley, Piergiorgio De Luca
Sound Recording: Valerio Jalongo
Music: Mario Tronco
Picture Post Production Facility: CISA Conservatorio Internazionale Scienze Audiovisive

Coproduction: Aura Film, RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera, Ameuropa International with RAI Cinema

Supported by: Ufficio federale della cultura (UFC), Repubblica e Cantone Ticino – FilmPlus
della Svizzera italiana, Suissimage, Regione Lazio-Fondo regionale per il cinema e l’audiovisivo, Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali e per il turismo (MIBACT)

World Sales / World Rights
World Rights: Aura Film, Ameuropa International

Festivals
Nyon, 26e Visions du Réel Festival international de cinéma Nyon, 17.04.2020 – 02.05.2020