AISHITERU MY LOVE
Bologna, Cinema Odeon Giovedì 23 marzo, ore 10
Bologna, Cinema Odeon Thursday, March 23rd, 10.00 AM
AISHITERU MY LOVE
Director: Stefano Cattini
Screenplay: Stefano Cattini
Cinematography: Andrea Solieri
Editing: Stefano Cattini, Gualtiero Venturelli
Production and distribution: Doruntina Film
Country: Italy, 2013, 75’
Nominated for David di Donatello award for best documentary film in 2010, and award for best Italian movie at the 53rd Festival dei Popoli in 2012.
The movie is presented by assistant director Andrea Solieri and theatre director Giuseppe Sepe
The director documents what happens in a high school in Parma during the organisation of a theatrical workshop with a group of students, sometimes problematic but not particularly difficult. Beppe Sepe is a theatre director who teaches the rules of the game of life with a universal therapy - theatre. School and theatre are therefore the spaces in which the action takes place. In a sort of prologue, behind the scenes, the students move in an excited way before the show. Their bodies reveal the vitality of their age mixed with the tension for a test that they will have to face. Then we go back to the process that led to the realisation of a collective and choral play. The director's visit to the classes to recruit volunteers who would like to put their talents and their “passions” into the creation of the show: singing, dancing, acting, etc.; the “auditions” to test them for the first time. But first of all they are asked to talk about themselves and their difficulties, to express and to show themselves... Aishiteru means I love you in Japanese. And love is the great theme that is always suspended over all human affairs, as every teenager knows very well!
Stefano Cattini was born in Carpi (Modena) in 1966 and lives in Parma. He shot his first documentary short film in 2004 and he has been selected in many festivals with "Ivan and Loriana", a short film that is at the origin of "L’isola dei sordobimbi", his first feature film.