Watching a film in Italian, either at home or in class, is one of my students’ favourite activities to improve their language. And who can blame them! Films provide full immersion in Italian culture!
Let’s start with the soundtrack. Italy has some truly great film score composers (or ‘maestri‘) who are now almost as famous as their director colleagues. Film scores often powerfully evoke a particular historic period. Just think about La Dolce Vita, and perhaps you can hear the Nino Rota track in your head!