Ivan e Loriana
Ivan Maraschi, Loriana Ranieri, Letizia Zanasi, Deborah Wijesekera
Mini DV - colore
Three- or four-year old children master well-formed words as they can hear and utter them properly, even if they do not get the real meaning out of them. Unfortunately this is not true for everybody. Deaf children start attending nursery schools, lacking such sounds and such words. Ivan and Loriana communicate with each other by means of "child signs", a very simple sign language. Their tounges are not "happy-go-lucky" and are so untrained as to seem strange outsiders inside their own young mouths. While bestowing threatening looks and heartening smiles, the nuns - their resolute teachers - always have to conjure up new strategies. And all of a sudden, it's magic: hard work turns into a game!