Italian film night
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: LNW92
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
The Italian Film Night is intended as an enjoyable and relaxing way to end the term, and is an opportunity to see a classic of Italian film in a cinema-like setting as it will take place in our new Cultureplex. "La Grande Bellezza" may also whet your appetite for another trip to Italy.
"Look not further…if you wish to know whether, where, and in what guise the spirit of Fellini remains at work and, better still, at play." (Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, Nov 25, 2013).
What will we cover?
Francesco will introduce the film and set the context, and then lead a discussion afterwards.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
This is a chance to see an Italian film (in Italian) and learn a bit more about the director's themes and motivations.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The film will be shown in Italian, so you should have at least an intermediate level of listening skills. There is no obligation to speak or ask questions in the short discussion which will take place afterwards, and everyone is welcome to attend to simply enjoy the film. We will be showing the film with the Italian subtitles turned on for accessibility.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This is a film viewing with a brief discussion, so no extra work or study is required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no materials to purchase. If the tutor recommends a text for further study, please try the European Bookshop by selecting 'City Lit' and the language you are studying at this web page or call them at 020 7734 5259. If you state on the website, by phone or in the shop that you are studying with us, you can claim a 10% discount. You might be asked for your student number.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please see our website for other Italian courses, or email Italian@citylit.ac.uk .
Francesco has taught Italian language classes and literature at City Lit since 2014. He also works as Head of the Classics Department. After graduating with honours in Modern Languages and Literatures (English, German and Serbo-Croat), he moved to London and started teaching Italian at various adult education colleges, which gave him the opportunity to share his interest in Italian language, culture and traditions to a diverse range of students. During this time, he also acquired experience in curriculum management. Francesco currently prepares students for Italian exams. His passion includes philology, Dante, early Italian literature and the history of Italy (primarily the Northeast, where he grew up and was educated).
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.