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Special screening of "Together" by Lorenza Mazzetti

Date:

01/20/2017


Special screening of

The Italian Cultural Institute hosts a special screening of "Together", a film by Lorenza Mazzetti (52 mins, Best Avantgarde Film at the Cannes Film Festival in 1956), followed by a talk with Robert Lumley, Cristina Massaccesi and Lorenza Mazzetti.

Lorenza Mazzetti
, born in a Valdese family, had lived her childhood in Tuscany with her aunt Nina Mazzetti, who had adopted her and her twin, and her husband Robert Einstein, Albert’s cousin. The traumatic event of the assassination of her adopted family by the SS seeking revenge against Albert Einstein escape to America, changed all her life. About this theme and her memories, she wrote: Il cielo cade (Sellerio, 2002), Viareggio Prize in 1962, Mi può prestare la sua pistola per favore? (La Nave di Teseo, 2016), Con rabbia (La Nave di Teseo, 2016) e Diario Londinese (Sellerio, 2014). She is one of the founders of the Free Cinema Movement. She directed two films, K e Together, awarded Best Avantgarde Film at the Cannes Film Festival palmarés. She lives in Rome where she paints and continues to write. Her exhibition “Album di famiglia” has been presented in several Italian and European cities.

Robert Lumley cultural historian, co-curator of the Tate film programme and Professor of Italian Cultural History at UCL. His research areas have included social movements, modern Italian history and cultural studies and contemporary art. His publications are on the visual arts: 'Arte Povera' (Tate Publications, 2005) and 'Marcello Levi: Portrait of a Collector – From Futurism to Arte Povera' (Hopefulmonster, 2006). His most recent book is on avant-garde film, 'Dentro al fotogramma: il cinema di Yervant Gianikian e Angela Ricci Lucchi' (Fetrinelli, 2013).

Cristina Massaccesi is a Senior Teaching Fellow and native Italian. She obtained her PhD in Italian Studies from UCL in 2007. She also holds an MA in History of Film and Visual Media from Birkbeck College London. She has published articles on cinema and contemporary Italian fiction and her principal fields of interest are film adaptation, horror cinema and sequential art.

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Information

Date: Friday, January 20, 2017

Time: From 7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Organized by : ICI London

Entry : Free


Location:

ICI London

2408