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Italian Language Week 2017 in Cyprus



Italian Language Week 2017 in Cyprus


Embassy of Italy in Nicosia


Italian Cinema takes center stage during the Cyprus edition of the Italian Language Week in the World 2017 (16-22 October)


In the framework of the 17th edition of the Italian Language Week in the World which is dedicated to Italian Cinema (“L’italiano al cinema, l’italiano nel cinema”), the Embassy of Italy in Nicosia, in partnership with the “Friends of Cinema Society”, has put together a program of recent Italian movies which will be screened free of charge at the “CineStudio” of the University of Nicosia, in Italian with English subtitles, including a special screening with Italian Writer and Filmmaker Claudio Rossi Massimi and Italian producer Lucia Macale.

The week will open on 16 October with “Oro Verde” directed by Mohammed Soudani, a Swiss filmmaker of Algerian origins, presented in partnership with the Embassy of Switzerland in Nicosia, marking a second year of successful cooperation with Switzerland in promoting Italian language and culture in Cyprus. There will be also a screening on 23 October in Larnaca.

Wednesday 18 October there will be a screening of “How Strange to be Named Federico”, the tribute of Ettore Scola to Federico Fellini, the world renowned director who greatly contributed to the international fame of Italian cinema with movies such as “La Dolce Vita”, a universal symbol of Italian lifestyle.

The highlight of the program will be Friday 20 October with the screening of the movie “La Sindrome di Antonio” at the presence of the writer/director Claudio Rossi Massimi and of the producer Lucia Macale, who will introduce their work and interact with the audience after the screening. The movie – which has won various awards and showcases an excellent cast including Giorgio Albertazzi in his last screen appearance – was filmed mostly in Greece, and highlights the strong historical and cultural links between Italy and the Hellenic world. The evening will end with refreshments offered by the Italian Embassy.

The Week will close Sunday 22 October with the movie “Do You See Me?” (“Scusate se esisto”), based on the true story of the famous Italian architect Guendalina Salimei, who made a name for herself through her futuristic urban renewal projects.


The Italian language week will also feature another event: in the context of the 7th International Short Film Festival of Cyprus and with the support of the Italian Embassy, the Film “Shadows of Endurance” by Italian filmmaker Diego Scarponi will be screened at the Rialto Theatre in Limassol on Wednesday 18 October.

Details of all the screenings can be found in the attached programs (Italian Language Week 2017, Shortfilm - Shadows of Endurance).

Nicosia, 11 October 2017