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The Space Between



The Space Between

Cinema Italia

Life a 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.

10 December, 6.30 pm
The Space Between
By Ruth Borgobello, 2016, 100’

Marco (Flavio Parenti) is a 35 year-old ex-chef who has given up his career and any sense of hope to return to Udine in Northern Italy to nurse his ailing father. Even when offered a job at a restaurant in Melbourne, he declines using his father as the excuse. When tragedy strikes, the only glimmer of joy arrives in the form of Olivia (Maeve Dermody), a spirited Australian chasing her dream of working in design while on a family mission in Udine. Against the stunning vineyards, rugged mountains and blue Adriatic of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, these two very different people find themselves at a crossroads that will change their lives forever. The Space Between is a celebration of the Italian spirit of la dolce vita – a stylistically and emotionally beautiful film that shows even in times of personal and economic turmoil, hope for the future lives on.

* Q&A with Marco Lucchi, Senior Producer at SBS Radio.

• 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, December 10, 2019

Time: From 6:30 pm To 7:30 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

In collaboration with : Palace Cinemas

Entrance : With fee


Palace Norton Street, Leichhardt