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The Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Istituto Luce Cinecittà and Curzon Artificial Eye, organizes a special screening of the 2016 Italian documentary Fire at Sea, directed by Gianfranco Rosi.

The Italian film director will attend the event, which will take place at Curzon Mayfair Cinema at 6.30pm.

Fire at Sea won the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival and It has been selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards next February, 2017.

The film was shot on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa during the European migrant crisis, and sets the migrants’ dangerous Mediterranean crossing against a background of the ordinary life of the islanders. The main characters are a twelve-year-old boy from a local fishing family and a doctor who treats the migrants on their arrival. In his acceptance speech for the Golden Bear award, Rosi stated that his intention was to heighten awareness of the migrant situation, saying, “It’s not acceptable that people die crossing the sea to escape from tragedies”.

Gianfranco Rosi is an Italian director, cinematographer, producer and screenwriter. His film Sacro GRA won Golden Lion at 70th Venice International Film Festival. Sacro GRA is the first documentary film to win Golden Lion in history of the Venice film festival and the first Italian film to win in fifteen years, after Gianni Amelio’s The Way We Laughed won the award in 1998. His 2016 film Fire at Sea, a documentary focused on European migrant crisis on the Sicilan island of Lampedusa, won the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. Rosi is the only documentary filmmaker to win two top prizes at major European film festivals (Cannes, Berlin and Venice) and is currently the only filmmaker besides Michael Haneke and Ken Loach to win two top European festival prizes in the 21st century.

When: Thursday 1 Dic 2016

Time:  6:30pm

Organized by : Italian Cultural Iinstitute London with Academy, Istituto Luce and Curzon Artificial Eye

Free entry


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Italian language services  is happy to present the Italian cinema through the pen of Italian writers and the eye of the Italian directors: we will present films based on Italian novels.

This short-course is designed for intermediate and upper-intermediate students of Italian.

The aim of this course is to expand the student’s knowledge of Italian cinema while improving their speaking, reading and listening skills through the participation in discussions based on selected scenes.

By taking part in this course, the students will expand and deepen their knowledge of Italian language and culture.The students will also develop a critical outlook and understanding of popular culture in Italian society by watching extracts and discussing selected movie scenes.

The teachers will use a communicative approach. All four skills (speaking, reading, listening and writing), will be practised, with emphasis on speaking.Students will also be offered guidance in self-study and be set optional homework tasks.

Dates: Sundays 5th/12th/ 19th June 2016

Number of hours per lesson:3

Total number of hours: 9

Time of lessons:13.30 – 16.30

Total price: £ 100

Location : Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square. London SX1X 8NX


Information and bookings

Italian Language Services at The Italian Cultural Institute

Monday to Friday, 2 – 5pm. Tel 020 7823 1887, courses@icilondon.uk

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2016 marks the sixth year of Cinema Made in Italy, an annual festival of Italian contemporary cinema, organised by Istituto Luce Cinecittà, in collaboration with Ciné Lumière and with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute in London.

This year’s edition showcases nine titles selected by film experts Giorgio Gosetti and Adrian Wootton, reflecting the best of Italian production, from Anna by Giuseppe Gaudino which won Valeria Golino a Coppa Volpi for Best Actress at Venice Film Festival to Wondrous Boccaccio by Masters Taviani Brothers, freely inspired by The Decameron. Other highlights include The First Light by Vincenzo Marra starring Riccardo Scamarcio, Claudio Cupellini’s romance The Beginners with 2010 Cannes Best Actor Elio Germano and this year’s Italian entry for Oscars, Don’t Be Bad by Claudio Caligari.

To top it all off, directors and actors will attend on stage Q&As after the screenings.


Anna (Per amor vostro)
Thursday 10 March, 6.15pm

First Light (La prima luce)
Friday 11 March, 6.20pm

The Beginners (Alaska)
Friday 11 March, 8.50pm

Wondrous Boccacio (Maraviglioso Bocaccio)

Saturday 12 March, 6.00pm

God Willing (Se Dio vuole)
Saturday 12 March, 8.50pm

Don’t Be Bad (Non essere cattivo)
Sunday 13 March, 4.30pm

They Call Me Jeeg Robot (Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot)
Sunday 13 March, 7.30pm

Long Live the Bride (Viva la sposa)
Monday 14 March, 6.30pm

Chlorine (Cloro)
Monday 14 March, 8.40pm

Venue: French Institute, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT

Learn Italian with films

Learn with songs

Study Italian in Italy

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After the success of our previous Italian Film Evening, we are thrilled to be back with yet, another event.

 Come and join us for a glass of wine, delicious homemade food and watch an award winning Italian film 


Where: La bottega del caffè 322 Regent Street, London W1B 3BH
Tube:  Oxford Circus
When: March 12th Thursday from 7.00pm
Entry: £.10,00

1 glass of wine and 1 focaccia included in entry price


Antonio – antonio.lucicesare@gmail.com
Giuseppe – gamoroso77@gmail.com

Booking: Highly recommended to avoid disappointment

Previous events:

7th of November Night @ the Italian museum

6th of June Aperitivo in musica

9th of May CineAperitivo

5th of March Fashion and Design

20th of June 2013 Italian Social Party

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Cinema Made in Italy 2014 will kick off on 5 March at Ciné Lumière, celebrating its fourth edition. The event, which has become an annual rendezvous, is organised by Istituto Luce Cinecittà/ Filmitalia and the Italian Cultural Institute and offers a 5-day showcase of the best recent Italian productions.



The Third Half
Wed 05 Mar     8.50pm + Q&A
Viva la liberta’
Wed 05 Mar     6.30pm + Q&A
Thu 06 Mar     6.30pm + Q&A
The Referee
Thu 06 Mar     8.50pm + Q&A
The Human Factor
Fri 07 Mar     6.30pm + intro & Q&A
The First Snow
Fri 07 Mar     8.50pm + intro & Q&A
Off Road
Sat 08 Mar     4.00pm + Q&A
Those Happy Years
Sat 08 Mar     6.30pm + intro & Q&A
How Strange to Be Named Federico!
Sat 08 Mar     8.50pm + intro
The Fifth Wheel
Sun 09 Mar     5.00pm + Q&A
Zoran, My Nephew the Idiot
Sun 09 Mar     7.30pm + Q&A


Date: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 – Sunday, March 09, 2014

Ciné Lumière, 17 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2DT.

More Italian events in London: 

Italian aperitivo

Live music

Italian art

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La mia classe di Daniele Gaglianone

 An actor plays a teacher holding Italian classes attended by a group of immigrants who play themselves. They´re working in Italy and need to learn Italian to get their papers, become integrated, and make a living in their new home. Since they come from a variety of countries, each brings his or her own world into the classroom. During the shooting, however, something happens, and reality takes over: when the director shouts “Cut!”, the whole cast invades the set. Now they all become actors in the same true story, all in one “true fiction ” film: La mia classe.

With Valerio Mastandrea, Bassirou Ballde, Mamon Bhuiyan, Gregorio Cabral, Jessica Canahuire Laura, Metin Celik, Pedro Savio De Andrade, Ahmet Gohtas, Benabdallha Oufa, Shadi Ramadan, Easther Sam, Shujan Shahjalal, Lyudmyla Temchenko, Moussa Toure, Issa Tunkara, Nazim Uddin, Mahbobeh Vatankhah, Remzi Yucel

11 October 2013    20:30    NFT2 (BFI Southbank)

13 October 2013    12:30    RENOIR        

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Tomorrow the retrospective of the work of the Italian director Paolo Virzì kicks off.

More than 10 movies from Virzì  in 5 days, he has mastered the art of using tragi-comic characters and outlandish situations to make serious comments on modern-day Italy and its social issues.

The Italian Cinema London team looks forward to welcoming you to this latest event at Riverside Studios, buona visione.


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The Regione Puglia, the Italian Cultural Institute in London and Accademia Apulia UK are honoured to present to the international community ”Home – My Place in the World”, a calendar of Made-in-Puglia events showcased at various prestigious locations in central London.

Between 16-21 July 2012 Puglia’s contemporary artistic heritage, culinary tradition and magnificent natural landscapes at the Italian Cultural Institute in London.


19th of July  the film screening of Che bella Giornata
Will follow questions & answers with director Gennaro Nunziante and lead actor Checco Zalone.

Full calendar of the events: Italian Cultural Institute

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Cinema Made in Italy
Fri 9 – Thu 15 Mar

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Ciné Lumière is proud to host the second annual edition of the Italian Film Festival, with its new evocative title Cinema Made in Italy, organised by the Italian Cultural Institute and Cinecittà Luce. The launch week, from 8 to 15 March, will feature no less than 13 outstanding films at Ciné Lumière, most of them UK premieres, a wildly diverse selection that ranges from the science fiction drama The Last Man on Earth to the bittersweet teen romance Summer of Giacomo. Eight films have been chosen by Paolo Mereghetti, one of the foremost film critics, and two by Adrian Wooton, Chief Executive of Film London. For the rest of the month, screenings of Italian films on the theme of sport, in honour of the Olympic year, will take place in the Georgian splendour of the Italian Cultural Institute itself.

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Continue on : Institut Francais

Full programme: Italian Cultural Institute



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After the success of this year’s inaugural month-long event, the Italian Cultural Institute and Cinecitta Luce are pleased to announce the return of the Italian Film Festival in March 2012 under the title Cinema Made In Italy.

Date: Friday, March 09, 2012 – Friday, March 30, 2012

Venue: Italian Cultural Institute & Cine Lumiere

Organised by: Italian Cultural Institue & Cine Citta’ Luce FILMITALIA

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