By Davide MALDI

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Second film - Completed 2019

L’apprendistato (The young observant) is the story of Luca's training in the art of serving, inside a prestigious hotel college. How much will the young person have to sacrifice his freedom and adolescence to work for his customers?

& Awards

Locarno 2019
Cineasti del Presente
Gijon Int'l Film Fest. 2019
Competición Internacional Rellumes
Torino FF 2019
Italiana Doc - Jury Prize
Doc Fortnight 2020
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (online) 2021
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Second film, Documentary
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Davide MALDI
    • Synopsis
    • From now on the hair must be short and well combed, the nails must remain clean and the fingers must not become yellow for the nicotine.
      The work will involve you both mentally and physically, the advice given is to be as little as possible influenced by the festive atmosphere that reigns around it.
      These are some of the rules that Luca, a shy fourteen year old with a wild soul, must learn to respect in order to survive at the hotel boarding school.
      The family urged him to join the institute so that he could learn the trade as quickly as possible. Luca comes from a mountain village in the Alps, he grew up walking in the woods and taking care of the family's livestock.
      L’apprendistato (The young observant) will push young people to come to terms with themselves and with what they will have to do in life: how much he will sacrifice of his freedom and adolescence to work by serving customers?