course consists of 4 lessons in a Standard Language Course plus
2 private tutorials on Italian Cinema, each day.
course is designed for those who have a passion and/or professional
interest in Italian cinema. As in all thematic courses, this one
aims not only at providing knowledge of contemporary Italian cinema,
but also at improving the student's general knowledge of the Italian
language on the basis of the didactic principle that the things
that interest us are much more easily assimilated.
program can be carried out in several ways:
a look at the main Italian figures of post-war Italy, at cinematic
trends and movements, with viewing and stylistic analyses of important
B) the presentation and analysis of a specific movement or figure;
C) the presentation and analysis of a particular film.
cinema at the end of the war
first generation of directors: Rossellini, Fellini, Antonioni,
De Sica, Pasolini
second generation: Comencini, Risi, Bolognini, Monicelli, the
Taviani brothers, Bertolucci, Ferreri
third generation: Nanni Moretti, Salvatores, Tornatore
cinema in Tuscany: Benigni, Pieraccioni and others
B and C
a student is particularly interested in a cinematic movement, in
a director or in a particular work, the course can focus entirely
on that topic. In such cases, we recommend that the student inform
us before arriving in order to give the instructor sufficient time
to prepare a specific program with selected texts
of Program B: Nanni Moretti
works: Io sono un autarchico (1975), Ecce bombo (1977), Sogni d�oro
(1981), Bianca (1984), La messa � finita (1985), Palombella rossa
(1989), Caro diario (1993), Aprile (1998). Nanni Moretti, actor:
Il portaborse (1989), La seconda volta (1994), etc. Biography. Awards
and mentions. His social and political activities. Satire, irony,
sarcasm. The viewing and analysis of some of the most important
scenes from some of his films, etc.
of Program C: Mediterraneo by Gabriele Salvatores
third film of Gabriele Salvatores, the young Italian director, won
the Oscar for the best foreign film of 1991. It recounts the vicissitudes
of eight Italian soldiers sent to a peaceful Greek island and forgotten
there from 1941 to 1944, while all around the Second World War rages.
A story about the beauty of getting away, of being beyond the world.
The film begins with a phrase by Henry Laborit: �In times like these,
flight is the only means of staying alive and continuing to dream�
and it ends with a quote from the director: �This film is dedicated
to all of those who are running away�. Characters: Raffaele Montini,
the lieutenant; Eliseo Strazzabosco, the mule driver; Libero and
Felice Munaron, the Alpine brothers, etc.