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Vue Entertainment is offering the chance for you and a friend to go to an exclusive screening of the Italian box office sensationQuo Vado? at Vue Fulham Broadway cinema.


Quo Vado? overtook Star Wars: The Force Awakens as the most viewed film of all time in Italian theaters with more than 9 million film fans turning out and now it’s coming to Vue cinema screens.

The film stars Italian comedian Checco Zalone who is faced with a difficult decision to either leave his job or be transferred far away from home; a topic that has touched a nerve with the Italian public. The film brings the essence of modern day Italy to the UK in the form of a funny political satire, taking the audience from the small town of Puglia up to Africa, passing through the North Pole and Norway.

To be in with a chance of winning tickets to the screening on Monday 25 April at 19:30PM, all you have to do is answer this simple question: How many academy awards has Sophia Loren won in her career?

A) 1

B) 2

C) 3

Email your response to tolga.gucel@onlybeattie.com before the entry deadline – FRIDAY 21 APRIL 2016, 15:00PM – the winner will be chosen at random and will be notified by 17:30PM.

You can also buy tickets now by visiting www.myvue.com.

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Italian Cinema workshop: part 3

After the success of our last cinema workshops, this third part is intended to present the Italian cinema through the eye of the women. Italian women directors, actresses and stories will be presented in our new workshop.

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: Sunday 7th  June/Sunday 14th  June/ Sunday 21st  June

Number of hours per lesson:3                        Total number of hours: 9

Time of lessons:1.30/4.30

Total price: £ 100

Information and bookings: Italian language services @ Italian Cultural Institute

email: courses@icilondon.info

Monday to Friday, 2 – 5pm                                                    Tel 020 7823 1887

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Films to laugh, films to love, films about the Italian poets Leopardi and Pasolini, the 58th BFI London film festival has a great calendar for this year.

8-19 October 2014. 248 films. 17 venues. 12 days.

Here is the list of the Italian movies this year:

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A summer of events and films at the Italian Cultural Institute  and Riverside studios in London, here a short list of movies you can watch this summer.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

THE HUMAN CARGO, by Daniele Vicari - Raindance Film Festival – Italian films selection

THE HUMAN CARGO, by Daniele Vicari – Raindance Film Festival – Italian films selection

In 1991, the cargo ship Vlora made port in Albania. 50,000 desperate Albanians descended on the Vlora, fleeing their Country’s oppressive regime. Around 20,000 refugees managed to get aboard setting sail to Italy. After the initial shock, a poorly organised >>>

PADRONI DI CASA – LANDLORDS, by Edoardo Gabbriellini

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

PADRONI DI CASA – LANDLORDS, by Edoardo Gabbriellini

Brothers Cosimo (Valerio Mastrandrea) and Elia (Elio Germano) work together in their own small building firm. They are hired by famous singer Fausto Mieli (Gianni Morandi) to do some works in his rural house, just before his big comeback concert. The >>>

THE VOICE OF PEPPINO IMPASTATO by Ivan Vadori at Riverside Studios

Thursday, July 24, 2014

THE VOICE OF PEPPINO IMPASTATO by Ivan Vadori at Riverside Studios

The documentary tells the main episodes of Peppino Impastato’s life and his fight aganist Mafia, emphasizing his activity as an investigative journalist. When he was 15, Peppino became fully aware of what Mafia was when his uncle – a Mafia boss – was >>>

THE MAFIA KILLS ONLY IN THE SUMMER by Pierfrancesco Diliberto, aka Pif at Riverside Studios

Thursday, July 24, 2014

THE MAFIA KILLS ONLY IN THE SUMMER by Pierfrancesco Diliberto, aka Pif at Riverside Studios

The Mafia only kills in the Summer tells the story of Arturo, a young boy growing up in Palermo – the fascinating and terrible city ruled by the Mafia- in 70s and 90s. He falls in love with his school friend Flora when they are still in primary school. >>>

GLI SFIORATI, by Matteo Rovere

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

GLI SFIORATI, by Matteo Rovere

Adapted from the book by Sandro Veronese, this is the story of Mate and Belinda: the only thing they have in common is their father. Mete, a young and expert graphologist, Belinda an evasive teen ager, have never seen each other before, but they are now >>>

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The lost tape of the legendary jam session between a famous Italian band and Jim Hendrix is the catalyst for a trip across Emilia in an old Volkswagen van driven by Freak Antoni, who is accompanied by his daughter Marguerite.

 Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 6.30pm

Venue: Italian Cultural Institute

Free event book here

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Italian Cinema London is proud to present a retrospective of the work of Paolo Virzì, one of Italy’s best-regarded contemporary film directors.

Hailed as a major heir of the Italian comedy film tradition, Virzì has mastered the art of using tragi-comic characters and outlandish situations to make serious comments on modern-day Italy and its social issues.

His interesting and varied characters move naturally around Livorno, Virzì’s native city, often the protagonist of his films.
The Italian Cinema London team looks forward to welcoming you to this latest event at Riverside Studios to enjoy the work of this inimitable Italian director.


Date Event Venue Time
Fri 26 Oct The First Beautiful Thing Cinema 8.00pm
Sat 27 Oct My Name is Tanino Cinema 2.00pm
Sat 27 Oct August Bank Holiday Cinema 4.00pm
Sat 27 Oct The Man Who Hit His Head Cinema 6.50pm
Sat 27 Oct A Whole Life Ahead Cinema 8.30pm
Sun 28 Oct Caterina in the Big City Cinema 2.00pm
Sun 28 Oct Hugs and Kisses Cinema 3.50pm
Sun 28 Oct Living it Up Cinema 6.10pm
Sun 28 Oct Hardboiled Egg Cinema 8.25pm
Mon 29 Oct A Whole Life Ahead Cinema 6.45pm
Mon 29 Oct August Bank Holiday Cinema 9.10pm
Tue 30 Oct The First Beautiful Thing Cinema 6.30pm
Tue 30 Oct Napoleon and Me Cinema 8.50pm



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Italian Cinema London presents
Nanni Moretti Retrospective
Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 April

Italian director Nanni Moretti, president of the jury for this year’s Cannes Film Festival, highlights include The Son’s Room, winner of the Palme d’Or in 2001, and The Caiman, inspired by anti-Berlusconi feelings it is believed that this film influenced the outcome of the 2006 Italian General Election.

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