The Italian Embassy and the Institute of Culture in Malta are organising the 17th edition of the Week of Italian Language in the World.

This year’s edition focuses on L’Italiano al cinema, l’italiano nel cinema as a tribute to the role cinema has played in the evolution of the language and also in the development of Italian society, especially through the storytelling of events related to the history of the country.

The week started yesterday with the screening at the Italian Cultural Institute of the film I Vicere (The Viceroys) by director Roberto Faenza.

It will continue tomorrow, with a talk entitled ‘Italy Reported by Ettore Scola’ which will be delivered by Antonio Catolfi from the University for Foreigners of Perugia at 3pm.

Catolfi will discuss in depth the theme of the representation of Italy through the films of the Italian director.

On Thursday, the University of Malta’s Lecture Centre 119 will host a talk entitled ‘Celluloid Words, Dreams of Paper: Fellini and Bava Between Cinema, Photojournalism and Comics’ by Gloria Lauri-Lucente and Fabrizio Foni at 3pm.

On Friday, Joseph Brincat, accompanied by Giselle Spiteri Miggiani, Annalisa Galea and Olivia De Brincat, will take part in a conference entitled ‘The Italian Dialogue of British characters’. This will take place at the Italian Cultural Institute at 6.30pm. The programme will end on Monday, October 23, at 6.30pm with the presentation of the book I Cieli di Torino by Renzo Sicco, with the help of actress Gisella Bein and musician Salvatore Chillemi.

The publication is a collection of stories about the pre-Olympic Turin and today’s European city. The book sees 20 writers and 20 poets writing about the city and the surrounding area.

All events are open to the public and admission is free. Priority will be given to members of the Italian Cultural Institute. For more information, call the Institute on 2122 1462.


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