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Cremona, the horror film for grade 8 in the “Hole” hour: the students fainted. Parents’ anger

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From Francis Morandi

It happened in a school in Cremona during a replacement procedure. Showing “terrible” movie is forbidden to minors: the most sensitive students are accused of sickness and nausea. A letter of protest has been sent to the director

There are films so bloody that they cause nausea and fainting in adult viewers. This year it happened in US cinemas with Terrifying 2, a horror movie released on October 13. And it happened too Cremona Not in the movies, however In a middle school classroomthird grade, during a screening of the first chapter of 2016’s “Terrifier” (the kind of movie where the protagonist is a homicidal maniac, ed.) by Damien Leone. During the “hole” hour, the children put forward the proposal to the substitute teacher“Shall we watch a movie?” The teacher agreed, leaving the AI Thirteen freedom of choice: “horrifying “In fact, it is forbidden for minors under 18 years of age, not by chance, because it is not a movie for a weak stomach. The protagonist is a mass murderer Art The Clown, a sadistic serial killer clown. The scenes are really bloody. Some of the students became ill, the examination was stopped, and as soon as they learned what had happened, the parents protested with a letter to the principal.

while watching the movie, Many students turned around, and others felt nauseous Faced with rivers of blood and bodies quartered, eyes cut out in a full 80s movie style splatter. To the disciples who complained and covered their eyes, the “bloodthirsty” fellows suggested that they not look and occupy themselves with something else. Projection has been stoppedBut the parents’ anger, which their children reported still in shock, as soon as they got home from school, escalated.

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Parents faced each other. Not everyone considered what happened in class “serious.” The most bewildered parents didn’t hold back and wrote to it School ManagerThey ask what it would have been like to be so tolerant of their children’s school. The director does not comment on the story. He explains that the school administration acted in the prescribed manner and resolved the matter, comparing the teacher, students and parents. Sure, average Carabinieri did not arrive As it happened in February this year at a primary school in Jessette where six parents of fifth-grade children introduced themselves to gather their children during a screening of Benigni’s “Life is Beautiful”. “After watching the first half, a little girl cried her eyes out. The masterpiece was not discussed, but some children are more sensitive and impressionable, ”explained one of the fathers.

In the case of Cremona closed, in fact not. The controversy was sparked by Giovanni Cento, director of the Philo Cinematheque. “It really makes you speechless – he comments – The superficiality with which the teacher agreed to watch the film Without even inquiring about the rating, and then leaving the final choice of what to see, the students themselves. And this indicates that cinema, unfortunately and often times, is considered by many to be a trivial moment of entertainment ». And again, «It is alarming that, in defiance of any legislation, a film has been shown that does not at all respond to the concept of ‘watching for school use’: in fact, both film distribution and the SIAE grant the possibility of watching films, subject to licensing and release, within a school only if it is The educational purpose is well defined, and here I’m having a really hard time finding it. The hope is that what happened will be a catalyst for everyone to think productively about what it means to show a film to young people in a very specific age group.”

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