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Art

ANDREA AND PAOLO VENTURA

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - Monday, February 29, 2016

ANDREA AND PAOLO VENTURA

The Italian Cultural Institute hosts the first UK joint exhibition of twin brothers Andrea and Paolo Ventura. Andrea is a painter and illustrator, Paolo a photographer. They will bring their recent works to the Institute, including some paintings especially >>>

Dance

Andrea Costanzo Martini presents What Happened in Torino?

Friday, February 19, 2016

Andrea Costanzo Martini presents What Happened in Torino?

Choreography: Andrea Costanzo Martini; Music: Andrea Costanzo Martini, Arvo Part, Moondog;Original light design: Yoav BarelThis award winning solo, highly physical yet emotive choreography is a journey between states of mind and physical expression. Every >>>

Science

The ‘bilingual advantage’:  Is this the right question?

Friday, February 19, 2016

The ‘bilingual advantage’: Is this the right question?

The aim of this series of seminars is to present recent scientific acquisitions that might have an impact on either our understanding of the physical world or our well-being. The seminars, prepared for a non-specialist audience, will be given by distinguished >>>

Cinema

Hands Over The City

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Hands Over The City

Prior to a city council election, the collapse of a building leaves a land developer and his political backers defending themselves against a scandal. Year: 1963Director: Francesco Rosi Cast: Rod Steiger, Salvo Randone, Guido Alberti In Italian with English >>>

Literature

NANNI MORETTI READS: “CARO MICHELE” BY NATALIA GINZBURG

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

NANNI MORETTI READS: “CARO MICHELE” BY NATALIA GINZBURG

«Tutte le vite che s'intrecciano in questo romanzo sono fatte di passi sbagliati. Ma a nessuno di questi sbagli si sarebbe potuta opporre una scelta giusta e nessuno di questi passi avrebbe potuto essere indirizzato verso un traguardo migliore».Cesare >>>

Literature

READING GROUP CON MARIANGELA GUALTIERI

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

READING GROUP CON MARIANGELA GUALTIERI

MARIANGELA GUALTIERI è poetessa e drammaturga. Nel 1983 ha fondato, insieme a Cesare Ronconi, il Teatro Valdoca. Ha pubblicato numerose raccolte di versi, fra le quali Antenata (Crocetti 1992) e, tutte pubblicate da Einaudi, Fuoco centrale (2003), Senza >>>

Literature

Con maestà e furore - Amelia Rosselli: her poetry and her legacy

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Con maestà e furore - Amelia Rosselli: her poetry and her legacy

The Italian Cultural Institute, in conjunction with the University of Oxford, is hosting an event to celebrate the life, work and legacy of one of the most important poets of our times, Amelia Rosselli (Paris 1930 – Rome 1996). Emmanuela Tandello, Associate >>>

Architecture

SAVAGE ARCHITECTURE

Friday, February 26, 2016

SAVAGE ARCHITECTURE

Speakers: Davide Sacconi (Exhibition curator), Gian Piero Frassinelli (Superstudio), Gianfranco Bombaci and Matteo Costanzo (2A+P/A), Jacopo Benci (British School at Rome), Sam Jacob (Sam Jacob Studio), Markus Lahteenmaki.The recent collaboration between >>>

Literature

MARCO BELPOLITI presents PRIMO LEVI DI FRONTE E DI PROFILO

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

MARCO BELPOLITI presents PRIMO LEVI DI FRONTE E DI PROFILO

Over the course of nearly seventy years, Primo Levi has come to be considered the main witness of the Nazi genocide, still his most famous book, If This is a Man, was initially refused by the publishing houses, although it is now considered an absolute >>>

Cinema

CINEMA MADE IN ITALY

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - Monday, March 14, 2016

CINEMA MADE IN ITALY

2016 marks the sixth year of Cinema Made in Italy, an annual festival of Italian contemporary cinema, organised by Istituto Luce Cinecittà, in collaboration with Ciné Lumière and with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute in London.This year’s >>>

Cinema

ANNA (Per amor vostro)

Thursday, March 10, 2016

ANNA (Per amor vostro)

110 minsin Italian with English subtitlesItaly | 2015 | col | dir. Giuseppe Gaudino, with Valeria Golino, Massimiliano Gallo, Adriano Giannini | UK PremiereAnna has lived in Naples for forty years. Or maybe, judging by the demons that surround her, she >>>

Cinema

FIRST LIGHT (La prima luce)

Friday, March 11, 2016

FIRST LIGHT (La prima luce)

108 minsin Italian with English subtitlesItaly | 2015 | col | dir. Vincenzo Marra, with Riccardo Scamarcio, Daniela Ramirez, Luis Gnecco | UK PremiereMarco, a young, cynical and ambitious lawyer, lives in Bari with his South-American companion Martina >>>

Cinema

THE BEGINNERS (Alaska)

Friday, March 11, 2016

THE BEGINNERS (Alaska)

125 minsin Italian with English subtitlesItaly/France | 2015 | col | dir. Claudio Cupellini, with Elio Germano, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Valerio Binasco | UK PremiereNadine is a beautiful French young woman. Fausto is an Italian man trying to make it in >>>

Cinema

WONDROUS BOCCACCIO (Maraviglioso Bocaccio)

Saturday, March 12, 2016

WONDROUS BOCCACCIO (Maraviglioso Bocaccio)

121 minsItaly/France | 2015 | col | dir. Paolo & Vittorio Taviani, with Lello Arena, Paola Cortellesi, Michele Riondino | UK PremiereFlorence, Italy, 1348. As the plague ravages the city dwellers of Tuscany, a group of young men and women takes shelter >>>

Cinema

GOD WILLING (Se Dio vuole)

Saturday, March 12, 2016

GOD WILLING (Se Dio vuole)

87 minsin Italian with English subtitlesItaly | 2015 | col | dir. Edoardo Falcone, with Marco Giallini, Alessandro Gassmann, Laura MoranteTommaso is a successful, respected cardiac surgeon who also happens to be arrogant and an atheist. When his only >>>

Cinema

DON'T BE BAD (Non essere cattivo)

Sunday, March 13, 2016

DON'T BE BAD (Non essere cattivo)

100 minsin Italian with English subtitlesItaly | 2015 | col | dir. Claudio Caligari, with Luca Marinelli, Alessandro Borghi, Roberta Mattei | UK PremiereVittorio and Cesare are in their early twenties and have known each other for as long as they can >>>

Cinema

THEY CALL ME JEEG ROBOT (Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot)

Sunday, March 13, 2016

THEY CALL ME JEEG ROBOT (Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot)

112 minsin Italian with English subtitlesItaly | 2015 | col | dir. Gabriele Mainetti, with Claudio Santamaria, Luca Marinelli, Stefano Ambrogi | UK PremiereAfter Enzo Ceccotti comes into contact with a radioactive substance, he discovers he has superpowers. >>>

Cinema

LONG LIVE THE BRIDE (Viva la sposa)

Monday, March 14, 2016

LONG LIVE THE BRIDE (Viva la sposa)

85 minsin Italian with English subtitlesItaly/France/Belgium | 2015 | col | dir. Ascanio Celestini, with Ascanio Celestini, Alba Rohrwacher, Salvatore Striano Nicola lives amongst the crime, corruption and depravity of Rome’s ghetto. He drinks too much >>>

Cinema

CHLORINE (Cloro)

Monday, March 14, 2016

CHLORINE (Cloro)

94 minsin Italian with English subtitlesItaly | 2015 | col | dir. Lamberto Sanfelice, with Sara Serraiocco, Piera Degli Esposti, Giorgio Colangeli | UK PremiereJenny is seventeen and dreams of becoming a synchronised swimmer, but her carefree adolescent >>>

Literature

READING GROUP CON BENEDETTA CIBRARIO

Monday, March 14, 2016

READING GROUP CON BENEDETTA CIBRARIO

Dalla Napoli borbonica fastosa e miserabile, passando per la Napoli sfigurata dai bombardamenti della Seconda guerra mondiale, fino a oggi, per vicoli e palazzi, umide stamberghe e salotti sontuosi, si dipana il destino dello Scurnuso, "il Vergognoso".È >>>

Music

LUCIANO BERIO RECITAL OF SEQUENZAS

Sunday, March 20, 2016

LUCIANO BERIO RECITAL OF SEQUENZAS

In collaboration with the Nash Ensemble's current Mozart, Mendelssohn and the Italians Series at Wigmore Hall Introduced by the players Berio Sequenza I for solo flute (1958)Berio Sequenza II for solo harp Debussy Syrinx for solo flute Berio Sequenza >>>

Literature

JHUMPA LAHIRI introducing her latest book In Other Words

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

JHUMPA LAHIRI introducing her latest book In Other Words

In Other Words (published by Bloomsbury) is at heart a love story – of a long and sometimes difficult courtship and a passion that verges on obsession: that of a writer for another language. For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian, which first captivated >>>

Cinema

EUNIC London & Open City Docs presents: N-Capace [15]

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

EUNIC London & Open City Docs presents: N-Capace [15]

Director: Eleonora Danco, Italy, 2015, 80min. It all started with a refusal to suffer from her mother’s death. Anima in Pena (“tormented soul”), is at odds with her father and the places where she grew up. As she journeys from Terracina to Rome, burdened >>>

Cinema

I KNEW HER WELL  (Io la conoscevo bene) by Antonio Pietrangeli

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

I KNEW HER WELL (Io la conoscevo bene) by Antonio Pietrangeli

Director: Antonio PietrangeliCast: Stefania Sandrelli, Mario Adorf, Jean-Claude Brialy | 1965A naive Italian country girl moves to Rome to become a movie star and experiences the dark side of the business.Antonio Pietrangeli was born on January 19, 1919 >>>

 

 

 

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