Cineforum – Allacciate le cinture

For our last cinema night of term, we will be showing Turkish-Italian director Ferzan Özpetek’s latest film, “Allacciate le cinture” (“Fasten your seatbelts”). Elena (Kasia Smutniak) and Antonio (Francesco Arca) are complete opposites. They are too different in terms of personality, life choices, worldview, and the way they relate to others. However, they are overwhelmed […]

Cineforum – Un viaggio chiamato amore

For our second cinema night of term, we will be screening “Un viaggio chiamato amore” (“A journey called love”) by director Michele Placido. The movie tells the story of the tormented relationship between novelist Sibilla Aleramo and poet Dino Campana. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnH_HkBnBRA There will be English subtitles. Refreshments will be provided. The event will be […]

Opera night – “La Traviata” talk and screening

  ‘A toast to the pleasures of life!’ – so sing Violetta, her new admirer Alfredo and her party guests in the opening scene of Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata. But beneath the surface glamour of Violetta’s Parisian life run darker undercurrents: her doomed love for Alfredo and the tensions the lovers encounter when they break […]

Pranzo di Ferragosto – Cineforum

Dear Cinema-lovers, for our last cinema night of term, we will be screening the 2008 comedy Pranzo di Ferragosto, by Roman actor and director Gianni Di Gregorio. An affable bachelor, Gianni (Gianni Di Gregorio), who still lives with his elderly mother (Valeria De Franciscis), has coasted through life and has no complaints about that. But […]

Amarcord

  For our second cinema night of term, we are presenting one of legendary film director Federico Fellini’s greatest works: the 1973 masterpiece “Amarcord”. In an Italian seaside town, young Titta (Bruno Zanin) gets into trouble with his friends and watches various local eccentrics as they engage in often absurd behavior. Frequently clashing with his […]

Cineforum – Divorzio all’italiana

The Cambridge University Italian Society is proud to invite you to our first Cinema Night of the year! Lighten up a gloomy and dark autumn evening with a classic Italian comedy: Divorce, Italian Style by Pietro Germi. Ferdinando Cefalù (Marcello Mastroianni) would love to unload his demanding, sex-starved, monumentally unappealing wife, Rosalia (Daniela Rocca), but […]

Interactive Workshop on the art of “Gesticulation” by Film Director Luca Vullo

Monday 24 February 2014, 06:30pm – 08:30pm  An invigorating and interactive workshop through the art of gesticulation, led by film director, Luca Vullo: a unique opportunity to learn how to gesticulate and ‘speak’ Italian through the particular code of body language. The director will also introduce his docu-film, La voce del corpo (www.lavocedelcorpo.com) and offer a behind-the-scenes discussion […]