• directors: Stefania Bona e Francesca Scalisi

    director of photography: Stefania Bona

    editing: Marzia Mete e Francesca Scalisi

    sound recordist: Francesca Scalisi

    sound designer: Stefano Bernardi

    music: Matteo Castellano

    produced by: Jump Cut, EiE Film and Don Quixote

    with the support of: Trentino Film Commission, BLS - Business Location Südtirol Alto Adige, Piemonte Doc Film Fund & MEDIA Programme

    A small red-brick building stands out with its big neon light: ‘Bagni’ (‘Bath’). It’s the last public bath in Turin, a microcosm where the destinies of those who lack a bath at home here regularly come across each other for the time of a shower.

    In this very space, both public and private, men and women, customers and keepers, old and young, Italians and foreigners, share their intimacy associated by their shared need of taking care of their personal hygiene.

    In the bath of Bianzè Street life takes place in the form of shared secrets and unpredictable encounters turning into friendships; and yet in the form of conflicts due to poverty’s powerlessness turning into anger.

    The ‘Bath people’ drive us through a place where the acts of sharing and listening lay the foundations of a new multi-colored community, consolation for the poor and potential start of their renaissance.

    Festivals and awards

    29. Bozner Filmtage

    63. Trento Film Festival - CinemAMoRe prize

    XIV Rome Independent Film Festival - Best Italian documentary

    Concorso Italia Doc 2015 Libero Bizzarri

    18. Mediterraneo Video Festival - Jury prize

    ViaEmiliaDocFest 2015 - Jury prize

    VIII Festival del Cinema dei Diritti Umani di Napoli - Best Feature