Thursday, February 23, 2023

Italian movie night: Io e te, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, Friday 24 March


Io e te (Me and You) (2012) is Bernardo Bertolucci’s first Italian movie since 1981, and the great director’s final film. Unlike many of his exotic and expensive enterprises Me and You works on a more intimate scale. To escape his overwrought parents, Lorenzo, a 14-year-old loner, tells them that he is going away on a ski trip with school friends. His plans however, are to spend the week hiding out in his apartment building’s abandoned cellar, in the company of his horror and fantasy books and avoiding the pressures of being a "normal" teenager. But an unexpected visit from his worldly older half-sister Olivia changes everything. Their emotional time together will inspire Lorenzo to come to terms with the challenge of casting aside his disguise of troubled youth and prepare him for the next stage of life, while Olivia will also embrace transformation.  Watch the trailer here

Friday 24 March, 6:00pm

Auckland University Humanities Building, Room 220

Parking: Owen G Glenn Building -12 Grafton Road, $6 flat rate


Colazione di febbraio

 Colazione alla Dante,

Saturday 25 February from 10am to 12pm, Dante Rooms, Freemans Bay Community Centre, 52 Hepburn St, Freemans Bay
This month, along with coffee, we will have some Italian table games and card games.

Vi aspettiamo!

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Italian Film Event: Settembre

Italian Film Event, 24 February - Free entry

Settembre - Comedy 2022, directed by Giulia Louise Steigerwalt

The bitter-sweet comedy tells the story of people who, in the melancholic atmosphere of September, realise that they haven’t achieved their lifelong dreams and ambitions. Francesca has long been in crisis with her husband and confides in Debora, whose life is full of marital misunderstandings. Meanwhile, Sergio is struggling with a young girl eager for all kinds of adolescent experiences, while Francesca’s gynecologist has lost all hope in love.

Friday 24 February 6:00pm Auckland University Humanities Building, Room 220
Parking:Owen G Glenn Building -12 Grafton Road, $6 flat rate