Monthly Archives: March 2008

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Monday 3rd March

FILM: “Io, Chiara, e lo Scuro” by M. Ponzi. 1982, Winner of the David di Donatello Prize, duration 103′

Francesco, nicknamed ‘Toscano’, is a very good pool player but he never wins when he plays for money. He meets Chiara, a saxophone player, on a late night bus by swapping his case containing the cue with her one, containing the sax. The two fall in love, but in the meantime Francesco loses a big amount of money playing versus ‘Scuro’, the long-time Italian champion. His only chance to pay the debt is to win the Italian Championships.
20:30 in Aula Roma at the school building on Via Faenza.

Wednesday 5th March
VISIT: Il Duomo
Meet at 14,40 in front of the school building on Via Faenza. RSVP to the department of Italian Language and Art by Tuesday 4th March.

Friday 7th March
SEMINAR: “Leonardo da Vinci: His Life and Works”
12,45 in Aula E in the school building on Via Faenza.

Monday 10th March
FILM: “Mediterraneo” by G. Salvatores. 1991, Oscar Prize for Best Foreign Film, duration 105′
On a magical Greek island during the Second World War, 8 misfit soldiers discover that it is better to make love instead of war. Isolated from the war by their broken radio, they begin to make friends with the locals and discover themselves in the process.
20,30 in Aula Roma in the school building on Via Faenza.

Wednesday 12th March
VISIT: Church of San Lorenzo
14,40 in front of the school building on Via Faenza. Cost of EUR 2,50 and RSVP to be made to the department of Italian Language and Art by Tuesday March 11. Maximum 25 participants.

Friday 14th March
SEMINAR: Roberto Benigni
12,45 in Aula E in the school building on Via Faenza.

VISIT: La Certosa
This monstery, built in 1300 is rich with Florentine masterpieces from the 15th and 16th centuries. Attached to the monastery is a shop selling local artisan products. The visit will be guided by one of the monks.
14,00 in front of the school building on Via Faenza. Bring two tickets for the public bus (ATAF). Cost of EUR 2,00 and RSVP to be made to the department of Italian Language and Art by Thursday 13th March. Minimum of 5 participants.

Tuesday 18th March
VISIT: Florentine Gelato Kitchen
16,30 in front of the school building on Via Faenza. Cost of EUR 3,00 includes visit, a gelato of 3 flavors, and informative materials. RSVP to be made to the department of Italian Language and Art by Monday 17 March. Minimum 6 participants.

Mercoledi 19th March
VISIT: The Uffizi (Part I)
14,40 in front of the school building on Via Faenza. RSVP to be made to the department of Italian Language and Art by Tuesday 18 March. Maximum of 15 participants.

Thursday 20th March
FILM: “La tigre e la neve” by R. Benigni. Winner of the Nastro d’Argento Prize. 2005, duration 118′
Love and injury in time of war. Attilio de Giovanni teaches poetry in Italy. He has a romantic soul, and women love him. But he is in love with Vittoria, and the love is unrequited. Every night he dreams of marrying her, in his boxer shorts and t-shirt, as Tom Waits sings. Vittoria travels to Iraq with her friend, Fuad, a poet; they are there with the second Gulf War breaks out. Vittoria is injured. Attilio must get to her side, and then, as war rages around him, he must find her the medical care she needs. In war, does love conquer all?

Friday 21st March
SEMINAR: “Life in the Renaissance”
12,45 in Aula E in the school building on Via Faenza.

Tuesday 25th March
SEMINAR: “Le Cinque Terre”
12,45 in Aula E in the school building on Via Faenza.

Wednesday 26th March
VISIT: Church of SS. Annunziata and Ospedale degli Innocenti
15,00 in front of the school building on Via Faenza. RSVP to be made to the department of Italian Language and Art by Tuesday 25th March.

Thursday 27th March
FILM: “Il Postino” by M. Radford and M. Troisi. Winner of the Italian Cinema Festival Prize. 1994, duration 112′
With the arrival of the famous chilean writer Pablo Neruda, cast into exile on a small island in the mediterranean, the postman Mario becomes fascinated by Neruda’s prose. With the excuse of delivering the mail daily to his cottage, Mario begins to learn from Neruda the art of poetry.
14,00 in Aula E in the school building on Via Faenza.