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Enrolment is now open for Italian Language Courses 2018 at the Italian Cultural Institute in London. Whether you are new to the language, totally fluent, or everything in between, we can help. We offer General Italian courses on all levels, weekday mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekend. ITALIAN COURSES OPEN EVENING 9 January 2018 5pm to 8:30pm – Enrolment and Assessment Tests + from 7:30pm to 8:30pm – Free Tester Class for Complete Beginners
After the runaway success of its first edition that registered complete sell outs for all screenings, ITALIA DOC comes back to London. The only official UK series of screenings of contemporary Italian documentaries starts again on 21st November 2017 at 7pm! Thanks to an important collaboration between UCL University College London and FilmItalia, all the screenings, which will take place at The Bloomsbury studio in London, will be FREE and followed by a Q&A session between Dr. Cristina Massaccesi and the film directors. All screenings will be in Italian with English subtitles. Last year all the screenings were sold out: book your tickets in advance!
The first documentary to be screened will be ‘Crazy for Football’ by Volfango De Biasi on 21st November 2017 at 7pm
A group of patients from Mental Health departments all around Italy, a psychiatrist, Santo Rullo as the team manager, a former five-man football player, Enrico Zanchini as the coach and a world boxing champion, Vincenzo Cantatore, as the trainer. These are the protagonists of Crazy for Football, the documentary by Volfango De Biasi about the first Italian national ‘futsal’ team to compete in the world championships for psychiatric patients in Osaka. A film dedicated to football as a therapy and salvation.
• David di Donatello 2017: Best documentary • Los Angeles – Italia 2017: Italian Cinema Today • Festa del Cinema di Roma 2016: Riflessi
The Surbiles are women apparently like all the others but who abandon their physical body between sunset and dawn either in their sleep or by means of drugs. They enter houses where children live and suck their blood. In the past, these women were blamed in the villages of Central Sardinia for the sudden and inexplicable death of many children. Some surbiles appear as benevolent figures who protect children from evil ones and fierce battles take place between the immaterial bodies of the two species of surbiles. This film, emerging from an anthropological research, reconstructs and recounts a few of these stories.
For centuries, every summer on September 8th, swarms of winged ants travel to the “Mount of Ants” in Italy, where they mate in flight: the impregnated females create new colonies while the male ants die on the ground, at the foot of the sanctuary built on the top of this mountain and dedicated to “Our Lady of The Ants”. Tourists, curious and faithful, come here to witness this event. This singular phenomenon is the starting-point of the film’s reflection about the nature of ant and man, who can see himself mirrored in the little insects.
L’ultima Spiaggia dir. Thanos Anastopoulos and Davide Del Degan A popular beach in Trieste, North-East of Italy, where a wall still separates men from women. A year spent thinking about frontiers, identities and different generations. A tragicomic look on human nature.
“Italian Inspirations” is a series of eight encounters in which a prominent British or UK-based author talks about an Italian writer – either classic or contemporary – whose work they especially admire. Curated and moderated by Boyd Tonkin, each event will take the shape of an informal conversation about the ways in which writers read, and respond to, their great precursors or their distinguished contemporaries.
Guest of the first encounter will be Hanif Kureishi, discussing about Italo Svevo’s “Zeno’s Conscience” (“La coscienza di Zeno”).
Next events will follow on Wednesdays 24th May, 7th and 21st June, 6th and 20th September, 4th and 18th October. The list of guest authors wil be published soon.
Hanif Kureishi was born in London to a Pakistani father and an English mother. He has been awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the PEN/Pinter Prize and is Commander of the Order of the British Empire. His work has been translated into thirty-six languages.Boyd Tonkin is literary critic for the Financial Times, Economist and Spectator, and former literary editor of The Independent. He was chair of the judges for the 2016 Booker Prize and is a special advisor to the Booker International Prize.
The first event of the series is organized in collaboration with the Turin International Book Fair on the occasion of “Letture ad alta voce”, a course of readings taking place in Italy and abroad celebrating the 30 years of the Turin International Book Fair.
director Gillo Pontecorvo, with Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi
For its 50th anniversary The Battle of Algiers comes out in a restored print shown for the first time in the UK. A film subsidised by the Algerian government, it follows the country’s fight for independence from colonial France, reconstructing the main political events that took place in Algiers between 1954 and 1957.
Preceded by an introduction with the film director’s son, Marco Pontecorvo
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 >>>
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 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 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. >>>
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 >>>
Ciao amici! Following the success of our previous parties, join us for another evening of Italian culture at our favourite venue. Relax with an aperitivo Spritz and enjoy tasty homemade Italian food while you listen and sing Italian songs.
This will be followed by a special raffle to win a free Italian language course.
Come along to our Italian social event in PuntoIt, a wonderful opportunity to socialise with other Italian speakers.
Where: PUNTO IT “All About Design” 20-22 Rosebery Avenue , London EC1R 4SX
•Tube: Chancery Lane / Farringdon
•When: June 6th Friday from 7.00pm
Italian live music by Joey ‘n Blaze
Aperitivo and nibbles included
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Booking: Highly recommended to avoid disappointment
Giacomo Leopardi’s poem is not just a text of extraordinary depth, strong philosophical ideas and new discoveries and interpretations to come. It is also and above all a system of sound combinations whose origin goes back to Petrarca’s style and influence; indeed the letters and syllables give rise to a song which is one of the most musical and agreeable of its time.
The research by Amodio and de Fabritiis is based on the importance of the sound aspect, showing the geometrical patterns which appear in the composition. The attention is focused on the fundamental relationship between vowels and pair of syllables and variants of this feature, correspondences which are represented into a geometrical graphic by an ascending helix’s shape.
You will listen to ‘Leopardi’s Music’, through the voice of the actress Annalisa Amodio, and to the composition which Davide Amodio obtained from the poem according to the indications of the mathematician Chiara de Fabritiis.
Davide Amodio: violinist, musicologist, composer. He has been violin leader in the Teatro dell’Opera of Rome and the Theater La Fenice of Venice
Chiara de Fabritiis: permanent Research Associate in Geometry at S.I.S.S.A., Trieste. Permanent Research Associate in Geometry at Universita’ di Bologna. Since 2005, full Professor in Geometry at Universita’ Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona)
Anna Lisa Amodio: professional actress, singer and film dubber. She graduated from Paolo Grassi and Giorgio Sthreler’s Drama school in 1999. At present, she is Doroty in the “Wizard of Oz”.