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La gita (The School Trip)


La gita (The School Trip)


THEME: Picture This

FRIDAY  |  7 - 9 PM

Narrative | 2018 | 14 min. 35 sec.
Official Selection
Suggested Rating | PG
Country | Italy
Language | Italian
Producer | Own Air
Director | Salvatore Allocca
Writers | Emiliano Corapi, Salvatore Allocca
Editor | Marco Spoletini
Cast | Fatou Mbemgue, Filippo Scotti
[75 Venice Film Festival • Buff International Film Festival • Cortinametraggio • Cinemaitaliano • Cinema Africano, Asia and Latin America • Dieciminuti Film Festival • Schermi Irregolari Film Festival • Corto Dorico • Perso - Perugia Social Film Festival • As Film Festival • Passaggi D'Autore • Comicron Film Festival • Nót Film Fest • Genova Film Festival • Ferrara Film Festival • Oberhausen Short Film FEstival • Palm Springs International Film Festival • Mo & Frise Hamburg Children's Short Film Festival • Corti in Opera • Corti da Sogni Antonio Ricci • Ulysses Film Festival • La Città Incantanta Film Festival]
At the age of 14, Megalie, daughter of an immigrant family from Senegal but born and brought up in Italy, is faced with the difficult task of finding a place for herself in the world she is living in. When she is denied the opportunity of taking part in a school trip abroad, a perfect occasion for the girl to reveal her feelings to her classmate Marco, that place in the world will seem unattainable to her. But will it really be so?


Salvatore Allocca is a director, producer and screenwriter from Rome. After graduating in Literature and Cinema, in 2006 he founded Vega's Project, a film and television production company. He wrote, directed, edited and produced several short films, music videos and documentaries such as "Negli occhi" (2010), about the life and career of actor Vittorio Mezzogiorno, winner of the Nastri d'Argento Award and the Golden Globe for Best Documentary. In the same year, he produced the docu-fiction "L'incantatore di serpenti, la vita senza freno di Gian Carlo Fusco," in competition at Milan Int. Film Festival. He then directed his first theatrical feature film "How to find the right way the wrong man," released in theatres by the 20th Century Fox in 2011. In 2017 he is in competition at Bif&st with "Taranta on the Road," his second theatrical feature-film. In the same year he wrote and directed the short film "La gamba (The leg)," starring Ernesto Mahieux and Nina Senicar, in competition at Cortinametraggio and Milan Int. Film Festival. In 2018 he won the Bando Migrarti with "La gita (The school trip)," presented at the 75th Venice Film Festival.


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