Our bookclub continues with the short story La pauraby Federico De Roberto.
Iconic director Ermanno Olmi based his latest masterpiece, Greenery Will Bloom Again, on De Roberto’s short story which will be screened in the Italian Film Festival Cardiff. After the film there will be a Backstage documentary followed by a Q&A with producer Elisabetta Olmi.
We will meet Wed 16 November at Sunflower&I , 1 Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5EE at 8.30. Mixed language abilities welcome.
This event is free but seats are limited so book in advance via email to avoid disappointment.
From 10.00 to 11.00 am at Chapter Arts Centre our language maintenance class will be open to new young students. there will be music, masks and food! From 11.00 to 12.00 we will illustrate the Italian language portal, explain the importance of language maintenance with a focus on European policies, and we will outline our language maintenance programme for 2016-2017.
Director Giovanni Coda from Italy will introduce the screening.
The film is inspired by the true story of a fourteen-year old American boy who committed suicide in the wake of school bullying and cyberbullying. This experimental film could be described as a documentary and is a marriage between performance art and film. It is the second episode of the trilogy on gender based violence by the director, following the film Il Rosa Nudo.
Director Maria Pecchioli will introduce the screening.
Just Say Yes is a documentary about two women who love each other. ‘Just say yes’ is a fragment of Italy, a collection of Swedish woods and lakes; it’s a wedding party where the main ingredients on the menu are civil rights.
Ayiva and Abas have fled Burkina Faso, dreaming of a better life on the other side of the Mediterranean Sea. After a death-defying crossing they arrive in southern Italy and must quickly readjust to life in Europe which is more violent and hostile than they imagined. An unsentimental and creative look at the refugee crisis. Watch the official trailer here
Join us after the film for Skype Q&A with actor Koudous Sehionan and an interview with Domenico Lucano, Major of the Town of Riace in Calabria. Our members get 10% discount on tickets.