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Italian film showing today: Loro chi? / Them Who? (Francesco Micciché e Fabio Bonifacci, 2015)

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The Italian film, Loro chi? / Them Who? (Francesco Micciché e Fabio Bonifacci, 2015) (95 minutes, English subtitles) will be showing in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, at 6.30pm on Monday 20th February 2017. Review, introduction and discussion Paola Visconti. All welcome! The trailer for this film can be viewed on Vimeo. Read more…

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Italian film showing today: I cento passi / One Hundred Steps (Marco Tullio Giordana, 2000)

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The Italian film, I cento passi / One Hundred Steps (Marco Tullio Giordana, 2000) (114 minutes, English subtitles) will be showing in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, at 6.30pm on Monday 13th February 2017. Review, introduction and discussion Emanuela Venditti (Graduate from “Sapienza” University of Rome (Linguistics)). All welcome! The trailer for this film can be viewed on YouTube. Read more…

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Italian film showing today: Perfetti sconosciuti / Perfect Strangers (Paolo Genovese, 2016)

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The Italian film, Perfetti sconosciuti / Perfect Strangers (Paolo Genovese, 2016) (97 minutes, English subtitles) will be showing in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, at 6.30pm on Monday 6th February 2017. Review, introduction and discussion by by Suad Abdel Aziz Rodriguez (final year BA Modern Languages student in Spanish, French and Italian). All welcome! The trailer for this film can be viewed on YouTube. Read more…

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Italian film showing today: Tre fratelli / Three Brothers (Francesco Rosi, 1981)

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The Italian film, Tre fratelli / Three Brothers (Francesco Rosi, 1981) (107 minutes, subtitles in English) will be showing in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, at 6.30pm on Monday 30th January 2017. Review, introduction and discussion by Paola Visconti. All welcome! The trailer for this film can be viewed on YouTube. Read more…

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MeXsu film screening and seminar: “Hip Hop Revolución” (Documentary)

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The next Centre for Mexico-Southampton Collaboration (MeXsu) event will be a film screening and seminar, hosted jointly with the Department of Film, which will take place from 5:15-7:00pm on Wednesday 1st February 2017, in Lecture Theatre C, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The seminar is entitled “Hip Hop Revolución” (Documentary, Alborada Films, 60 mins, 2015) and will be presented by the documentary director, Pablo Navarrete. All welcome!

Here is the abstract for this seminar:
British activist Jody McIntyre travels to Venezuela with UK-Iraqi rapper Lowkey to spend time with ‘Hip Hop Revolución’, a dynamic collective of musical revolutionaries. They witness their inspiring grassroots work and share music and ideas, exploring the cultural and political changes taking place in the country. At its heart, this film is about the power of music, community and the spirit of rebellion.

Pablo Navarrete will be joining us to discuss the film after the screening. He is a British-Chilean journalist and documentary filmmaker. He is the founder and editor of www.alborada.net, a website covering Latin America related issues such as politics, media and culture and is co-editor of Alborada Magazine. Besides directing acclaimed films and work for television, he has co-authored a book on Venezuelan politics and spoken and written on many occasions about Latin American political issues.

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Italian film showing today: Il ricco, il povero e il maggiordomo / Riches, Poverty and a Faithful Butler

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The Italian film, Il ricco, il povero e il maggiordomo / Riches, Poverty and a Faithful Butler (Aldo Baglio, Giovanni Storti, Giacomo Poretti e Morgan Bertacca, 2014) (98 minutes, subtitles in Italian) will be showing in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, at 6.30pm on Monday 28th November 2016. Review, introduction and discussion by Paola Visconti. This is the last film of the season, so discussion will take place over nibbles and drinks. You can bring some finger food/drinks but it is not a must. All welcome! The trailer for this film can be viewed on YouTube. Read more…

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Italian film showing today: Tutta colpa di Freud / Blame Freud (Paolo Genovese, 2014)

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The Italian film, Tutta colpa di Freud / Blame Freud (Paolo Genovese, 2014) (120 minutes, English subtitles) will be showing in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, at 6.30pm on Monday 14th November 2016. Review, introduction and discussion by Sofia Simper, second year BA Language Learning student (Spanish and Italian). All welcome! The trailer for this film can be viewed on YouTube. Read more…

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Italian film showing today: Belli di papà (Guido Chiesa, 2015)

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The Italian film, Belli di papà (Guido Chiesa, 2015) (100 minutes, Italian subtitles) will be showing in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, at 6.30pm on Monday 7th November 2016. Review, introduction and discussion by Neil Tibbetts. All welcome! The trailer for this film can be viewed on YouTube. Read more…

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Italian film showing today: La ragazza del lago / The Girl by the Lake (Andrea Molaioli, 2006)

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The Italian film, La ragazza del lago / The Girl by the Lake (Andrea Molaioli, 2006) (91 minutes, English subtitles) will be showing in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, at 6.30pm on Monday 31th October 2016. Review, introduction and discussion by Paola Visconti. All welcome! The trailer for this film can be viewed on YouTube. Read more…

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Italian film showing today: Non ci resta che piangere / Nothing Left to Do but Cry (Roberto Benigni and Massimo Troisi, 1984)

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The Italian film, Non ci resta che piangere / Nothing Left to Do but Cry (Roberto Benigni & Massimo Troisi, 1984) (111 minutes, Italian subtitles) will be showing in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, at 6:30pm on Monday 24th October 2016. Review, introduction and discussion by Emanuela Venditti, Postgraduate from Sapienza University of Rome (Linguistics). All welcome! The trailer for this film can be viewed on YouTube.
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Scritto, diretto e interpretato da Roberto Benigni e Massimo Troisi, “Non ci resta che piangere” è una pietra miliare della comicità italiana. Saverio, un maestro di scuola elementare (Roberto Benigni), e Mario, un bidello della stessa scuola (Massimo Troisi), sono amici fraterni ma litigiosi. In una giornata come tante, dopo un temporale e un incidente in auto, i due si trovano inspiegabilmente catapultati indietro nel tempo, nel “1400…quasi 1500”. Saverio riesce ben presto a adattarsi e a calarsi nelle vesti di uomo rinascimentale; meno entusiasta è invece Mario, fino a quando conosce in chiesa la giovane Pia. I due amici affrontano diverse peripezie e incontrano personaggi del tempo del calibro di Leonardo da Vinci. Riusciranno a trovare una via d’uscita e a tornare nel 1900?
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Written, directed and acted by Roberto Benigni and Massimo Troisi, “Nothing Left to Do but Cry” is a milestone in Italian comedy. Saverio, a primary school teacher (Roberto Benigni), and Mario, who works as a custodian at the same school (Massimo Troisi), are inseparable yet unlikely friends. On an ordinary day, after a thunderstorm and a car accident, the two friends are mysteriously catapulted into the 15th century. Saverio rapidly adapts to the Renaissance lifestyle; Mario instead struggles to get used to it, until he meets a woman in church. The two friends face various challenges and also bump into famous personalities of the period, including Leonardo Da Vinci. Will they find their way back to the 20th century?

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