PRESS RELEASE
AN ITALIAN OCTOBER’S TASTE: THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE WEEK IN CYPRUS
(19th-25th October 2015) AND A DIVE INTO THE...
CINEMA ITALIANO
Cine Studio (University of Nicosia)
Un giorno
speciale
A Special Day
(2012, 89’)
Regista/Director:
Frances...
La mafia uccide
solo d'estate
The Mafia Only Kills
in Summer
(2013, 90’)
Regista/Director: Pif (as
Pierfrancesco Diliberto...
Il capitale umano
Human Capital
(2013,111’)
Regista/Director:
Director: Paolo Virzì
Con/With: Fabrizio
Bentivoglio, Matild...
Pasolini
Pasolini
(2014, 84’)
Regista/Director: Abel
Ferrara
Con/With: Willem Dafoe,
Riccardo Scamarcio,
Ninetto Davoli
GI...
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Press release italian cultural month of october 2015

AN ITALIAN OCTOBER’S TASTE: THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE WEEK IN CYPRUS (19th-25th October 2015) AND A DIVE INTO THE ITALIAN CINEMA (15th -30th October 2015)
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  • 1. PRESS RELEASE AN ITALIAN OCTOBER’S TASTE: THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE WEEK IN CYPRUS (19th-25th October 2015) AND A DIVE INTO THE ITALIAN CINEMA (15th -30th October 2015) The “Italian Language Week in the World” is an initiative promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the “Accademia della Crusca” (1), under the Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic, that goes on from 2001. During this week, Embassies, Consulates and Italian Cultural Institutes organize various events to promote the Italian language as a language of classic and contemporary culture. Each year this special week has a different theme around which lectures, exhibitions, performances and concerts evolve. The theme of this edition, L’italiano della musica, la musica dell’Italiano (The Italian of Music, the music of Italian) is dedicated to the extraordinary quality of musicality of the Italian Language, as explained in the video at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhjxDuSGutw On this occasion, the Embassy of Italy, in collaboration with the Cyprus Committee of the “Società Dante Alighieri” and the Foundation T. Kanthos, has organized a concert “Sull’aria che soave” that will take place on Tuesday 20th October at 8.30 p.m. at the Centre of Arts T. Kanthos. After a brief introduction by Prof. Gaia Zaccagni on the Italian opera tradition, in which words are linked to music, the evening will be a tribute to Italian music, edited by the Cypriot Conductor Ayis Ioannidis, professor at the School of Music Art, and his best students. Famous arias for piano and voice by various compositors (Vivaldi, Verdi, Bellini, Donizetti, Puccini) will be performed. (see the attached invitation). Moreover, for all those who love the Italian cinema and would like to be updated about recent productions, Italian movies will be screened at the University of Cyprus on Thursday 15th October at 8.00 p.m. and at the University of Nicosia, in collaboration with the Friends of Cinema Society and Notoria International, from Monday 19th October to Friday 30th October 2015 (please see the attached program). The Embassy of Italy is also supporting the 5th International Short Film Festival of Cyprus that will take place in Limassol at Rialto Theatre from 17th to 23th October with three Italian short films: “Caro Domenico” by Kate Jessop, “Due Piedi Sinistri” by Isabella Salvetti and “Pandemonia” by Valerio Spinelli. (www.isffc.com.cy) ________________________________________________________________________________ (1) The Accademia della Crusca (Academy of the bran), generally abbreviated as La Crusca, is an Italian society for scholars and Italian linguists and philologists established in Florence. It is the most important research institution on Italian language as well as the oldest linguistic academy in the world.
  • 2. CINEMA ITALIANO Cine Studio (University of Nicosia) Un giorno speciale A Special Day (2012, 89’) Regista/Director: Francesca Comencini Con/With: Filippo Scicchitano, Giulia Valentini, Roberto Infascelli LUNEDI’/MONDAY 19/10 21:00 INGRESSO LIBERO / FREE ENTRANCE LANGUAGE: ITALIAN SUBTITLES: ENGLISH Gina e Marco vivono nella periferia di Roma. I due si incontrano in un giorno molto speciale: il loro primo giorno di lavoro. Hanno un futuro che li attende e sembra davvero a portata di mano. Gina è in procinto di realizzare il suo sogno di diventare attrice, mentre Marco per la prima volta ha trovato un'opportunità che gli permette di iniziare a sognare: un lavoro in una società di noleggio auto come autista. Riescono a conoscersi bene poiché il primo compito di Marco è quello di portare Gina a un appuntamento, e a causa di un ritardo, devono condividere l'intera giornata. Questo viaggio li porterà dalla periferia al centro della città, e servirà ad entrambi per confrontare le proprie esperienze e pensare a un futuro che è già cominciato. Gina and Marco are living in the suburbs of Rome. The two meet on a very special day: their first day at work. They have a future that awaits them and really seems at hand. Gina is about to realize her dream of becoming an actress, while Marco for the first time has found an opportunity that allows him to start dreaming: a job in a car rental company as a driver. They are enabled to know each other since his first duty is to drive Gina to an appointment, and given a delay, they have to share the whole day. This journey will take them from the periphery to the center of the city, will serve both to compare their experiences and think about a future that has already begun.
  • 3. La mafia uccide solo d'estate The Mafia Only Kills in Summer (2013, 90’) Regista/Director: Pif (as Pierfrancesco Diliberto) Con/With: Cristiana Capotondi, Pif, Alex Bisconti MARTEDI’/TUESDAY 20/10 21:00 DOMENICA/SUNDAY 25/10 20:00 LANGUAGE: ITALIAN SUBTITLES: GREEK Ispirata a eventi reali, questa commedia nera sui 20 anni di storia della Sicilia dal 1970 al 1990, sui beffardi boss mafiosi e sul ripristino della generosità degli eroi antimafia, è incentrata su Arturo, un giovane ragazzo che cresce a Palermo e cerca di conquistare la sua amata Flora. Inspired by real events, this is a black comedy about 20 years of history of Sicily from 1970s to 1990s, mocking Mafia Bosses and restoring the generosity of the heroes of Antimafia. It is focused on Arturo, a young boy who grows up in Palermo and tries to conquer his beloved Flora. La città ideale The Ideal City (2012, 105) Regista/Director: Luigi Lo Cascio Con/With: Aida Burruano, Luigi Maria Burruano, Barbara Enrichi GIOVEDI’/THURSDAY 22/10 21:00 INGRESSO LIBERO / FREE ENTRANCE LANGUAGE: ITALIAN SUBTITLES: ENGLISH Un uomo porta il suo stile di vita ecologico all'estremo. A man takes his ecological lifestyle to the extreme.
  • 4. Il capitale umano Human Capital (2013,111’) Regista/Director: Director: Paolo Virzì Con/With: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Matilde Gioli, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi VENERDI’/FRIDAY 23/10 21:00 MARTEDI’/TUESDAY 27/10 21:00 LANGUAGE: ITALIAN SUBTITLES: GREEK I destini di due famiglie sono irrevocabilmente legati quando un ciclista viene spinto fuori strada da una jeep la notte prima di Natale. The destinies of two families are irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit off the road by a jeep in the night before Christmas Eve. La sedia della felicità The Chair of Happiness (2013, 105’) Regista/Director: Carlo Mazzacurati Con/With: Valerio Mastandrea, Isabella Ragonese, Giuseppe Battiston LUNEDI’/MONDAY 26/10 21:00 INGRESSO LIBERO / FREE ENTRANCE LANGUAGE: ITALIAN SUBTITLES: ENGLISH Un tesoro nascosto in una sedia; una estetista ed un tatuatore che si innamorano durante la sua ricerca; un sacerdote misterioso che incombe su di loro come una minaccia. Rivali all'inizio, poi alleati, loro tre diventano i protagonisti di un'avventura incredibile, tra equivoci e colpi di scena, inseguiti dalle colline alla valle, dalla laguna di Venezia alle cime innevate delle Dolomiti, dove trovano una valle remota abitata da un orso e due fratelli. A treasure hidden in a chair; a beautician and a tattoo artist who fall in love while looking for it; a mysterious priest looming over them like a threat. Rivals at first, then allies, the three of them become the protagonists of an incredible adventure, between misunderstandings and dramatic twists, chased from the hills to the valley, from the Venetian Lagoon to the snow-capped peaks of the Dolomites, where they find a remote valley inhabited by bear and two brothers.
  • 5. Pasolini Pasolini (2014, 84’) Regista/Director: Abel Ferrara Con/With: Willem Dafoe, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ninetto Davoli GIOVEDI’/THURSDAY 29/10 21:00 VENERDI’/FRIDAY 30/10 21:00 LANGUAGE: ENGLISH,ITALIAN SUBTITLES: GREEK Uno sguardo caleidoscopico all'ultimo giorno del regista italiano Pier Paolo Pasolini nel 1975. A kaleidoscopic look at the last day of Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini in 1975.