Italian Classic Film Festival
THE HONORARY CONSULATE OF ITALY/PITTSBURGH
in collaboration with the
Center for International Relations/Duquesne University
41st Annual Western Pennsylvania Symposium on World Literatures (WPSWL)presents
ITALIAN CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL
DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY, FEBRUARY 23 - APRIL 26, 2015
WE ALL LOVED EACH OTHER SO MUCH / C'ERAVAMO TANTO AMATI
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23 • 6:00 P.M. • RM. 725 FISHER HALL
(Director, Ettore Scola; Comedy/Drama, 1974, 127 min.)
Thirty years of Italian social history examined in terms of the lives and friendship of three resistance fighters and their transformation over thirty years. Each of these friends falls in love with the beautiful Luciana, an aspiring actress, testing the friendship and idealism they all shared.
SWEPT AWAY / TRAVOLTI DA UN INSOLITO DESTINO NELL'AZZURRO MARE D'AGOSTO
SUNDAY, MARCH 8 • 3:00 P.M. • RM. 608 (STUDENT UNION) (Director, Lina Wertmüller; Adventure Comedy - Drama, 1974, 125 min.)
A rich, spoiled socialite and a fisherman find themselves stranded on a deserted island where material wealth and class differences matter very little. In the struggle to survive and co-exist, they discover that their differences are the source of attraction.
SCENT OF A WOMAN / PROFUMO DI DONNA
MONDAY, MARCH 16 • 6:00 P.M. • RM. 725 FISHER HALL (Director, Dino Risi; Drama, 1974, 103 min.)
A naive army private is assigned to assist a blinded, embittered ex-army captain on a journey. The captain is rude and eccentric, prone to say and do the unexpected. The misadventures they encounter along the way bring these odd companions to a deeper understanding of each other and their own shortcomings.
MONDAY, MARCH 30 • 6:00 P.M. • RM. 725 FISHER HALL
(Director, Nanni Moretti; Comedy, 1978, 103 min.)
This non-narrative, sketch-based film is a non-stop feast of antic and black humor. The sketches are framed within the context of a Roman student's school year, which is disrupted by political and amorous misadventures.
THE MARQUIS OF GRILLO / IL MARCHESE DEL GRILLO
SUNDAY, APRIL 12 • 3:00 P.M. • RM. 608 (STUDENT UNION)
(Director, Mario Monicelli; Comedy, 1981, 139 min.)
Cheeky portrait of a roman nobleman of the early 19th century who enjoys making jokes to his family and to humble citizens. In a stormy historical moment, he remains the bulwark of the roman aristocracy that does not take itself too seriously, challenging even the powerful and always finding a loophole.
GINGER & FRED
SUNDAY, APRIL 26 • 3:00 P.M. • RM. AFRICA ROOM (STUDENT UNION)
(Director, Federico Fellini; Comedy/Drama, 1985, 127 min.)
The legendary Federico Fellini skewers society in general and TV in particular with this nostalgic tribute to the past. Two retired performers, Amelia and Pippo, who once wowed crowds with their dance recreations of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, are now reuniting for a nationwide TV special.
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