feature film / direction:Daniele Gaglianone / 92 min / Italy / 2013
Gaglianone takes on an issue as difficult as immigration, particularly in Italy, by filming in a real classroom where immigrants learn English but with a fake teacher, one of the contemporary Italian cinema’s greatest actors, Valerio Mastandrea. In My Class, the documentary naturally intersects within the artificial narrative structure, and, as a result, the film ends up becoming an inventive and powerful exercise in docufiction. There are many laughs and many tears.
Awards: CinEuphoria, CinEuphoria Awards 2015; Italian Competition Award, BIFEST – Bari International Film Festival 2014