Italian Cultural Institutes in London, the house of Italian arts, literature, music, and lifestyle, presents its unique program for the rest of the summer of 2022, which will include “Film Summer Nights,” which will amuse with three iconic Italian films to be screened at the Institute for three consecutive Wednesdays. Starting with the iconic movie L’Eclisse, by Michelangelo Antonioni, to pay homage to the great actress Monica Vitti who recently passed away; Profondo Rosso, a cult film by horror supremo Dario Argento; and Medea, by Pier Paolo Pasolini, on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
For a change of scene, head to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich to find out more about Venice’s lagoon thanks to the presentation of Luca Cosentino‘s unusual guidebook, The Guide to Anthropocene Venice, one of the events accompanying the exhibition Canaletto’s Venice Revisited, supported by ICI London; or to the Curve space at the Barbican Centre for the Milanese duo Territorial Agency‘s installation The Sensible zone, part of the Barbican’s major exhibition addressing the climate emergency, Our Time on Earth and, last but not least, for an immersive Italian culture experience and hits beauty, ITALY. Land of Wonders, the video game launched by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, is enriched by a dedicated web page.
Here are the program:
Wednesday 10 August, 6 pm, at ICI London
L’Eclisse, by Michelangelo Antonioni
Monica Vitti and Alain Delon star in Michelangelo Antonioni’s masterpiece about life and relationships in the mid-20th century. Considered to be the last part of a trilogy preceded by L’Avventura (1960) and La Notte (1961), The Eclipse won the Special Jury Prize at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Palme d’Or.
Wednesday 17 August, 6 pm, at ICI London Profondo
Rosso bt Dario Argento
Jazz musician Marc Daly (David Hemmings) witnesses the killing of a psychic who had sensed the presence of a murderer at a conference earlier that day nd decided to investigate the murder himself, with the help of journalist Gianna Brezzi (Daria Nicolodi). A cult film by horror/thriller maestro Dario Argento, with an iconic original soundtrack.
Wednesday 24 August, 6 pm, at ICI London
Medea by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Pier Paolo Pasolini directs Maria Callas, Massimo Girotti, and Laurent Terzieff in his film Medea, where Jason and the Argonauts, in their quest to retrieve the fabled Golden Fleece, arrive at a remote barbarian land. Unexpectedly, beautiful high priestess Medea betrays her beliefs and follows Jason back to Greece. But a cruel fate awaits her, followed by her furious revenge.
Wednesday 31 August, 6.30 pm at the National Maritime Museum Canaletto’s Venice
Discover the impact of human activity on the Venetian lagoon with Luca Cosentino, publisher of The Guide to Anthropocene Venice – a guidebook unlike any other.
Territorial Agency: The Sensible Zone Until 29 August at The Curve, Barbican center
ICI London supports The Sensible zone by the Milanese duo Territorial Agency, part of the Barbican Centre’s major exhibition of art, science, design, music, and philosophy addressing our time on Earth’s climate emergency.
Italy. Land of the Wonders video game
The video game for mobile devices ITALY. Land of Wonders, launched by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, is now enriched by a dedicated web page (https://ilow.esteri.it) where you can find all the contents designed to introduce Italy, its cultural heritage, and its wonders to an international audience.
By Katya Marletta
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