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A summer of Italian cinema

A summer of Italian cinema

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 In 1991, the cargo ship Vlora made port in Albania. 50,000 desperate Albanians descended on…

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CineAperitivo: 9th of May @ Puntoit,London

CineAperitivo: 9th of May @ Puntoit,London

Ciao amici! Join us for another evening of Italian culture at this unusual venue. Relax with an aperitivo and enjoy tasty homemade Italian food while you admire beautifully designed Italian furniture in this elegant showroom.    This will be followed by a screening of an award winning Italian humorous film.   Where: PUNTO IT “All About Design” 20-22 Rosebery Avenue , London EC1R…

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Rome through its cinema

Rome through its cinema

With “The Great Beauty”, prized as best foreign movie at the Academy Awards, it seems that the city of  Rome has taken back a central role in the international movie industry.With the once-glorious Cinecittà Studios decayed beyond repair, Rome can at least exist in the Cinema as an elegant movie set. In recent years, many  international productions were set in…

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CINEMA MADE IN ITALY from the 6th of March at Cine Lumiere

The third edition of Cinema Made in Italy offers a 5-day showcase of the best recent Italian productions. The festival’s programme includes 10 brand new Italian films: a selection of eight titles made by Gianni Canova, Italian film critic, Professor of Cinema History and Dean of IULM University in Milan, and a special choice of two films by Adrian Wootton, CEO of…

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My favourite Italian films…for students of Italian

My favourite Italian films…for students of Italian

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…

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