Come and discover the hidden gems of Mediterranean Cinema and join us for engaging discussions with other language and culture enthusiasts! Every month, we will showcase a film in one of the languages taught at our school.
Before the screening, our teachers will provide an introduction to the film (in English), offering insights into its context, noteworthy elements, and characteristics of the work and the director, as your guide to fully savoring the cinematic experience.
After watching the film, we will have small conversation activities to chat more about what we have seen and share discoveries and points of view, and, if possible, use the language you are learning with fellow students, teachers, and native speakers.
This month it’s Italy’s turn, so we’ll watch Sogni d’Oro (1981) by Nanni Moretti:
Michele Apicella, the alter ego of filmmaker Nanni Moretti, finds himself in the midst of a creative crisis while making a film about Sigmund Freud. He feels dissatisfied with his work and is constantly followed by two aspiring directors who admire him. Amidst this chaos, Michele’s life becomes more complicated as he falls in love with Silvia, although it remains uncertain whether this love is real or merely a dream. The film is a carousel of increasingly crazy Moretti characters, a film truly out of the ordinary for the Italian Cinema of yesterday but also of today. Nanni Moretti is more cherished internationally than in his home country, and perhaps in this film, we can understand why.
19:00 – 19:15 – Introduction
19:15 – 21:15 – Film
21:15 – 22:00 – Aftertalk