Masterclass L'immagine e la parola 2019

L'Immagine e la parola is a moment of theoretical and practical elaboration on the relationships between the moving image and the written word. The two mornings of Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March are dedicated to an in-depth study of the theme by the main guests, called upon to hold masterclasses on the relationship between cinema and narration.

The masterclasses, which are free upon registration, will involve a limited number of students and young professionals. The comparison with authors of international importance offers the opportunity for participants to deepen their knowledge and refine their professional skills in the development and processing of film storytelling.

The seventh edition of L'immagine e la parola will revolve around the theme of creation through the meeting between different generations, starting with Béla Tarr who – after announcing her retirement from cinema – is dedicating himself with passion and dedication to the filmmakers of the future, creating prolific opportunities for exchange to bring to light the individual voices of the new authors and consolidate their talent. Next to him the famous Italian editor Jacopo Quadri, who was a permanent collaborator of Bernardo Bertolucci at the time of the return to the investigation of young people, the protagonist of the latest films of the great director (The Dreamers, You and I).

March 30 (10:00 - 13:00) – Masterclass Béla Tarr: a path along the director's career to analyze how his aesthetics took shape and developed from Őszi almanach (1984) to A torinói ló (2011), marked by long sequence planes, the use of black and white and the dilation of time. An opportunity to explore the evolution of an essential author, who has redefined contemporary cinema. The masterclass will be held in English with Italian translation

31 March (10:30 - 13:00) – Masterclass Jacopo Quadri: a journey into Italian cinema (Bernardo Bertolucci, Gianfranco Rosi, Mario Martone, Paolo Virzì, Alessandro Rossetto) to discover the work of an editing professional who has recently switched to directing (La scuola d'estate, Lorello and Brunello). Together with Quadri, we will examine the role of the editor in distant creative processes (from fiction to the cinema of reality) to focus on the role of "time" in cinema. The masterclass will be held in Italian

The two masterclasses are free and open to participants of international origin, young professionals and film students.

Young people are invited to send in their applications:

  • they attend or have attended a university dedicated to the study of audiovisual or a film school and/or have started a professional activity in the field of cinema, without distinction of geographical origin;
  • want to enrich their network of contacts with whom to share their way of thinking and making cinema;

The masterclasses of L'immagine e la parola offer the opportunity to the young participants to:

  • follow also the programming of the films thanks to the accreditation;
  • have a 10% discount on the overnight stay at the Youth Hostel of Locarno from March 28 to April 1 2019 (it is important to book by phone and not on-line and inform the Hostel of the participation in L'immagine e la parola).

Travel, board and lodging costs are in charge of participants.

Applications for the masterclasses must be sent by Thursday, February 28th 2019 using the form below, together with the following documentation:

  • Letter of motivation (max. 1000 characters)
  • Curriculum (max. 2 pages)
  • Recent digital photography

Candidates over 30 years of age are also admitted on the basis of a valid letter of motivation.

Selected candidates will be notified by e-mail no later than March 15 2019.


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