Theater & Movie

Nobel, the film

After the December screening for students, the film “Once Upon a Time Nobel” shot entirely in Avigliana returns to the Fassino cinema for a wider audience on Friday 26 January 2024 at 8.45pm. “Once upon a time there was Nobel” is a creative training project won by the Itcg Galileo Galilei of Avigliana thanks to the tender announced by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education and Merit which concerns the national image education plan for first and second level schools. Entrance is free. The project which began last January allowed the students of the institute to live an immersive experience by making a medium-length film. The film tells the drama of the Dinamificio di Avigliana in the Valloja area, one of the largest factories in Europe created in 1873 by the Swede Alfred Nobel, founder of the important Prize, among other things. A factory that employed more than five thousand people (mostly women).

The film: a young professor who arrives in Avigliana from the South to start a new school career. As the latest arrival, he is sent during the summer to follow a group of particularly rowdy boys from the Institute, who have the task of cleaning up the former eco Nobel museum, the former dynamite factory. From this purely fictional ploy, a very entertaining film begins in which the young professor together with his students meet Alfred Nobel and Ascanio Sobrero in the depths of the Dynamite Factory. Ascanio Sobrero together with some chemists invented dynamite starting from the creation of nitroglycerin used in medicine. Nobel was able to create a small empire at the end of the 19th century, managing to have dozens of factories where dynamite was built.


26 Jan 2024




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