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Ten Winters (online screening)



Ten Winters (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 third film presented within the series is:

DIECI INVERNI (Ten Winters), directed da Valerio Mieli, 2009 (99’)

dieci inverni internaIt is the winter of 1999. A vaporetto crosses the Venice lagoon. Camilla (Isabella Ragonese), a shy 18-year-old, just arrived from the country to study Russian literature, noticed a boy in the crowd. He also carries a suitcase with him, he has just arrived. The two begin to look at each other: she is shy, he more brash. Silvestro (Michele Riondino) is the same age as Camilla, but unlike her, he hides his inexperience behind a naive bravado. And when the vaporetto docks, he decides to follow the girl through the misty streets of an island in the lagoon - Thus begins a ten-year adventure that will take the two boys from the daily Venice of the students to the alienating frenzy of Moscow, with its theaters and huge busy streets. Camilla and Silvestro will live other love stories, they will write, they will be roommates in the same house on the lagoon, guests at a wedding in the Russian countryside and then still passers-by distracted in the crowded Rialto market.

The movie is based on the novel with the same title written by Mieli himself. The film premiered at the 2009 Venice Film Festival, and for this film Valerio Mieli won the David di Donatello for Best New Director and the Nastro d'Argento in the same category.

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, August 25, 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