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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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Italian film showing today: Ma che bella sorpresa / What a Beautiful Surprise (Alessandro Genovesi, 2014)

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The Italian film, Ma che bella sorpresa / What a Beautiful Surprise (Alessandro Genovesi, 2014) (88 minutes, English subtitles) will be showing in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, at 6.30pm on Monday 17th October 2016. Review, introduction and discussion by Carla Ringland Mendez, (Final Year BA Modern Languages in Italian, French & Spanish). All welcome! The trailer for this film can be viewed on YouTube. Read more…

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Italian film showing today: Il segreto di Santa Vittoria/The Secret of Santa Vittoria (Stanley Kramer, 1969)

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The Italian film, Il segreto di Santa Vittoria/The Secret of Santa Vittoria (Stanley Kramer, 1969) (134 minutes, dubbed into Italian with no subtitles) will be showing in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, at 6.30pm on Monday 10th 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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New Italian film season launching soon!

Italian Film Programme - Autumn 2016Modern Languages’ new Italian film season will begin on Monday 10th October 2016 with a showing of Il segreto di Santa Vittoria (Stanley Kramer, 1969) in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, at 6:30pm.

The autumn season promises an inspiring selection of films covering different genres and subject matters, mostly fairly recent but also including a few great films of the past. All films are introduced in Italian by a tutor, a student or a guest speaker, and are followed by a brief discussion (in Italian and English). Most of the films have English subtitles, and some have Italian subtitles (see those marked with an asterisk on the programme).

Keep an eye on the Languages at Southampton blog for weekly updates!

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Italian film showing today: Si accettano miracoli / We Accept Miracles (Alessandro Siani, 2015)

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The Italian film, Si accettano miracoli / We Accept Miracles (Alessandro Siani, 2015) (103 minutes, in Italian with English subtitles) will be showing in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, at 6.30pm on Monday 14th March 2016. Review, introduction and discussion by Leonardo Provvedi. All welcome! This is the last film of the season, so the discussion will take place over nibbles and drinks. You can bring some finger food or something to drink, but it is not a must. The trailer for this film can be viewed on YouTube. Read more…

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Italian film showing today: La siciliana ribelle / The Sicilian Girl (Marco Amenta, 2009)

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The Italian film, La siciliana ribelle / The Sicilian Girl (Marco Amenta, 2009) (109 minutes, in Italian with English subtitles) will be showing in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, at 6.30pm on Monday 7th March 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: Travolti da un insolito destino nell’azzurro mare d’agosto / Swept Away (Lina Wertmüller, 1974)

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The Italian film, Travolti da un insolito destino nell’azzurro mare d’agosto / Swept Away (Lina Wertmüller, 1974) (114 minutes, in Italian with English subtitles) will be showing in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, at 6.30pm on Monday 29th February 2016. Review, introduction and discussion by via Skype by Emilio Audissino. All welcome! The trailer for this film can be viewed on YouTube. Read more…

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