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I vitelloni (online screening)



I vitelloni (online screening)

Bittersweet...such is life - Vite in agrodolce

The Italian Cultural Institute, thanks to the collaboration with one of its consolidated local partners, the CPAC (Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre), is pleased to be able to confirm the offer, even if reduced and offered online, of a series of movie screenings.

This is the reduced version of the contemporary Italian cinema series Bittersweet ... such is life – Vite in agrodolce that was due to start on March 31 at the cultural hub of the City of Liverpool, the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, and that, due to the known restrictions put in place because of the COVID-19 emergency, had to be cancelled.

The films are now three, and two of those were directed by a true giant of Italian cinema, Federico Fellini, whose 100th birth fellinianniversary recurs in 2020.

The first film presented within the series is another classic by the Italian director:

I VITELLONI, directed by Federico Fellini, 1953 (104’)

vitelloni sitoFive young men dream of success as they drift lazily through life in a small Italian village. Fausto (Franco Fabrizi), the group's leader, is a womanizer; Riccardo craves fame; Alberto (Alberto Sordi) is a hopeless dreamer; Moraldo (Franco Interlenghi) fantasizes about life in the city; and Leopoldo (Leopoldo Trieste) is an aspiring playwright. As Fausto chases a string of women, to the horror of his pregnant wife, the other four blunder their way from one uneventful experience to the next.

Screened in competition at the 14th Venice International Film Festival, the film was awarded the Silver Lion by Italian poet Eugenio Montale, who headed the jury.

All those interested in watching the movies can book by using the following link: 

The screening is intended as a once-only event and it will therefore not be possible to access the link on other dates or at times other than those indicated. Two days before the date set for the film's screening all the people who have booked will receive an email with the access link to the online platform and the password to be used for watching the movie.

You can download the flyer of the whole series HERE.


Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Time: From 7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

In collaboration with : Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Entrance : Free