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Cinema Italia



Cinema Italia

Life in the Time of Crisis – An Italian Perspective

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura is proud to announce the launch of a collaboration with Palace Cinemas which will present a series of screenings as well as retrospectives dedicated to some of the most significant cultural and social aspects of Italian life as well as representative figures of Italian cinema.

The first collaboration, Cinema Italia. Life a Time of Crisis – An Italian Perspective, will present a selection of contemporary Italian movies that will take the viewers on a journey through Italy during a time of economic crisis, offering a spectrum of everyday life which shows that, no matter how dire the situation, life goes on.

Hosted at Palace Cinema Norton Street on one Tuesday of each month, guests will receive an antipasto and prosecco on arrival, with a film introduction to precede the screening, followed by a Q&A with a special guest and moderated by Antonella Beconi, convenor for Italian at the Centre of Continuing Education, University of Sydney, on behalf of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura.

PROGRAMME (you can download the brochure HERE):

9 April 2019
A Flat for Three (Posti in piedi in paradiso)
By Carlo Verdone, 2012, 119’

28 May 2019
The Entrepreneur (L’industriale)
By Giuliano Montaldo, 2011 94’

11 June 2019
Balancing Act (Gli equilibristi)
By Ivano De Matteo, 2013, 107’

20 August 2019
I Can Quit Whenever I Want (Smetto quando voglio)
By Sydney Sibilia, 2014, 100’

10 September 2019
The Medicine Seller (Il venditore di medicine)
By Antonio Morabito, 2014, 105’

15 October 2019
The Legendary Giulia (Noi e la Giulia)
By Edoardo Leo, 2015, 115’

19 November 2019
The Last Will Be The Last (Gli ultimi saranno ultimi)
By Ivan De Matteo, 2016, 103’

10 December 2019
The Space Between
By Ruth Borgobello, 2016, 100’

• Full price: $24
• IIC members, Palace Movie Club members & Students: $19*

* University of Sydney, UTS, UNSW, Macquarie University, Centre of Continuing Education students

Information and bookings:


Date: Da Tuesday, April 09, 2019 a Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

In collaboration with : Palace Cinemas

Entrance : With fee


Palace Norton Street, Leichhardt