The Summer School

La Scuola D´Estate

Letní škola

  • Jacopo Quadri
  • Italy
  • 2014, 87 min
Photography: Maura Morales Bergmann
Sound: Antonio Barba
Music: Valerio Vigliar
Producer, Co-producer: Paolo Benzi (Okta Film ), Jacopo Quadri (Ubulibri)
Color: Colour
Language: Italian

This documentary film is dedicated to the memory of the Italian stage actor and director, Luca Ronconi (1933–2015), and presents his charismatic and inspirational personality in detail. It records one of Ronconi’s summer schools of experimental drama, the fascinating process of rehearsing stage plays, and the passing on of experience to a group of ambitious young actors.

“I chose to approach Ronconi with discretion and simplicity, without adulation, and we silently entered the life of the school, becoming part of it, and discovering, along with the students, the value of study, concentration, putting ourselves on the line, and not settling for our own vocabulary and our own habits, which can become a cage.”

Photo Gallery

PAOLO BENZI / +39 338 290 4240 / /
Festival edition: 2016
Sections: Masterclass
Premiere Type: East European Premiere
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: English
28.10.2016 12:30


The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory