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The Last Will Be The Last (Gli ultimi saranno ultimi)



The Last Will Be The Last (Gli ultimi saranno ultimi)

Cinema Italia

Life in 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 in 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 Cinemas 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.

19 November, 6.30 pm
The Last Will Be The Last (Gli ultimi saranno ultimi)
By Ivan De Matteo, 2016, 103’

Paola Cortellesi (Wondrous Boccaccio, Do You See Me?) stars in Massimiliano Bruno’s dark comedy depicting Luciana, a factory worker married to the love of her life (Alessandro Gassman). Luciana is leaving the simple and quiet life she’s always desired: she works and she is deeply in love with her husband Stefano, even if he doesn’t always have a job and they both need to struggle to keep on going. They are happy and always on each other’s side, but shortly after she finds out she’s pregnant, she gets fired and her world starts falling apart. After having tried to have a baby for years, the joy of impending motherhood lasts only a few months. Begging for help but with no one ready to listen to her, completely desperate and shattered, Luciana decides to kidnap the managing director of her former company, asking for the justice she deserves.

*Q&A with Marina Freri, Senior Producer at ABC for RN Breakfast & Vrasidas Karalis, Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, University of Sydney.

• 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: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:29 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

In collaboration with : Palace Cinemas

Entrance : With fee


Palace Norton Street, Leichhardt