Italian Movie Club

Love discussing movies and striking up a conversation in a foreign language? This is your class! Our Italian Movie Club takes place every 10 weeks; the classes are structured but with plenty of opportunities for free conversation. Suitable for intermediate to advanced and native speakers.
Tea/coffee and snacks will be provided but please feel free to bring something to share.

Selected Movie for Tuesday, 2nd & 9th of  June at 6:30 pm:

Novecento (1900)
by Bernardo Bertolucci.

Main Cast: Robert De NiroGérard DepardieuDominique SandaFrancesca BertiniLaura BettiStefania CasiniEllen SchwiersSterling HaydenAlida ValliRomolo ValliStefania SandrelliDonald Sutherland, and Burt Lancaster.

SYNOPSIS

This expansive period drama follows two childhood friends in northern Italy during the early 20th century. Alfredo Berlinghieri (Robert De Niro) and Olmo Dalcò (Gérard Depardieu) grow up as close companions despite their class differences. However, they drift apart as adults, Alfredo embracing his landowning heritage and Olmo championing workers’ rights. As the years go by, they see the rise of fascism in their country, and eventually, their values find them directly in conflict.

DIRECTOR’S BIOGRAPHY

 

Bernardo Bertolucci ; 16 March 1941 – 26 November 2018) was an Italian director and screenwriter, whose films include The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, 1900, The Last Emperor (for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director and the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay), The Sheltering Sky, Little Buddha, Stealing Beauty and The Dreamers.

In recognition of his work, he was presented with the inaugural Honorary Palme d’Or Award at the opening ceremony of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

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