Monday, August 26, 2013

Dante cineclub “Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto”

The next Dante cineclub class about “cinema italiano anni ’70” - Wednesday the 28th of August – 1.30pm at Dante’s room – Freeman’s Bay Community Centre.

This time we will watch and talk about the film “Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto” (Investigation on a Citizen Above Suspicion) directed by Elio Petri in 1970.

This movie is an example of the Italian political film genre. The film tells the story of a top police officer that kills his beautiful mistress and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime testing if the police will charge him for the murder.
Will Justice triumph? Or is the political power above suspicion? As the Kafka’s citation that ends the film says: “the servants of the law are above the law, and therefore, above suspicion”.
Here a taste of the beautiful soundtrack performed during a concert in Piazza San Marco in Venice, directed by Ennio Moricone himself:

This is a language class, a fascinating way to improve your language skills through the history of Italian Cinema.

Cost: $5 for Dante students, $10 for everybody else.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Dante Raffle: Win a flight to Italy and other wonderful prizes at the Festival Italiano 2013

To celebrate the Festival Italiano in Auckland, to be held in Newmarket on 29 September 2013, we will have a very special raffle to raise money for the Dante Alighieri Italian School for children. Tickets will be on sale at the Festival, and you can also buy them at the Dante rooms from Monday 12 September, 1 for $5 or 5 tickets for $20. Only 3000 tickets printed, be quick!

Thank you to our generous sponsors this year's prizes are:


First Prize: return flight to Italy, worth $2000, from STA Travel 

 Second Prize: Giotto, an English edition of a deluxe book from 24 Ore Cultura - printed to the highest standards in Italy. Retail value $250. Offered by Libro International.

Third Prize: One bottle of Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena valued at $200 from Aceto Downunder

Fourth Prize: one $150 gourmet hamper from Sabato

Fifth-Sixth-Seventh Prizes: 2 passes for the Italian Film Festival

Prize draw at the Festival Italiano, 29 September 2013, 3:30pm.
Winners, if not present at the draw, will be notified by telephone.

Buona Fortuna!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Dante Alighieri Chamber Music Series: "Classical Masters"

Welcome to the third concert of the Dante Alighieri Chameber Music Series, with music by Boccherini, Cimarosa, Mozart and Haydn.

Performed by Luca Manghi, Matama Takahashi, Miyo Yoon, Wen Chuan Lin and Paul Van Houtte

Sunday, August 18, 2013, 5:00pm
St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Road

Tickets $25 ($20 for Dante members)
Door sales only