Io non ho paura / I’m Not Scared Dir. Gabriele Salvatores | 2003 | 108 mins | Colour | Italy | Italian (subtitled) | 15
A young boy accidentally discovers a deep hole in the ground, where another boy is kept prisoner, in Gabriele Salvatores’ adaptation of the hit Niccolò Ammaniti novel. A best-seller in Italy, and translated into over 20 languages, the novel is first title of 2023’s ICCW Book Club. Read the novel in Italian (if you can!) and then come to see the big-screen version. You’re sure to meet lots of other Italian learners at the screening!
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Why you should see it: because it’s a brilliant mystery thriller!
Tickets £8.50 / £6.50 (conc) – ICCW members get 50p off their tickets
Snowcat Cinema does not screen adverts before the feature. There are usually one or two trailers for films that will be shown soon but we encourage people to arrive promptly for the advertised start time.
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 6 PM – 9 PM Lookout Cafe
Poet and translator Cristina Viti will read from her translation of Elsa Morante’s The World Saved by Kids.
First published in Italian in 1968, The World Saved by Kids was written in the aftermath of deep personal change and in the context of what Elsa Morante called the “great youth movement exploding against the funereal machinations of the organized contemporary world.”
Morante believed that it was only the youth who could truly hear her revolutionary call. With the fiftieth anniversary of the tumultuous events of 1968 approaching, there couldn’t be a more timely moment for this first English translation of Morante’s work to appear.
Our bookclub continues with Leonardo Sciascia’s masterpiece Il giorno della civetta on 31 May at Calabrisella’s at 8.30. Mixed language abilities welcome. This event is free but seats are limited so book in advance to avoid disappointment.