VENICE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY – SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
MOVIE SERIES FALL 2011 – Isola di S.Servolo at 8.05 pm, Room 9A
Movies on Italy and Venice – in original Language and, where necessary, with English subtitles
Selection by Prof. Luca Pes
Mon, Sept 12th Il gattopardo (“The Leopard”, 1963) by Luchino Visconti, starring Bart Lancaster and Claudia Cardinale, 185 mins, color, Italian with English subtititles. Sicilian aristocrat, skeptical about progress, accepts annexation into the new liberal Kingdom of unified Italy, so that things “remain the same”. Set in 1860 Palermo and vicinities. Based on Giuseppe di Lampedusa’s novel. Golden Palm at the Cannes Festival 1963.
Mon, Sept 19th Pane e tulipani (“Bread and Tulips”, 2000) by Silvio Soldini, starring Lucia Maglietta and Bruno Ganz, 116 mins, color, Italian with English subtitles. A housewife from Pescara, while on holiday trip with the family, is forgotten in a roadside café by her husband and sons. She decides to go to Venice and remain there. Won David di Donatello Award as Best Movie (2000).