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XIX Week of the Italian Language in the World: "L'italiano sul palcoscenico (Italian on Stage)"



XIX Week of the Italian Language in the World:


21 – 27 OTTOBRE 2019

On the occasion of the Week of the Italian Language in the World (21-27 October), the Embassy of Italy in Nicosia, in collaboration with various cultural institutions, suggests a program of events during the month of October aiming at the promotion of knowledge and diffusion of the Italian language and culture. All initiatives are open to the public with free admission.

In collaboration with The Friends of Cinema Society and the Embassy of Switzerland, the Embassy of Italy presents the screening of four Italian films with English subtitles. The screenings are scheduled from 21 to 27 October 2019 at the Cine Studio of the University of Nicosia (21/10: “Puccini e la fanciulla” by Paolo Benvenuti (2008), 23/10: “Gente di Roma” by Ettore Scola (2003), 25/10: “Cronofobia” by Francesco Rizzi (2018), 27/10: “La bella gente” by Ivano De Matteo (2009). Inaugural evening on 21 October (Embassy of Italy) and 25 October (Embassy of Switzerland).
The Swiss film "Cronofobia" will be also screened in Larnaca on 21 October at the Theatro Skala, in cooperation with the Famagusta Cinema Society.
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The film screenings in Italian language will be concluded on 29 October with the screening of the film "La prima volta di mia figlia (My Daughter's First Time)" directed by Riccardo Rossi (2015). The initiative is held in collaboration with the Italian Section of the Linguistic Center of the University of Cyprus, within the periodic programming aiming to promote and spread the knowledge of the Italian language.

On the occasion of the Week of the Italian Language in the World, the Embassy of Italy in Nicosia also supports the participation of the young Italian director Andrea Gatopoulos in the International Competition of the 9th International Short Film Festival of Cyprus, organized at the Rialto Theater in Limassol from 12 to 18 October 2019. The Italian short film "Materia Celeste" will be screened on 16 October at 20:30. Reservations are required through the website of Rialto.

The Cyprus Committee of Società Dante Alighieri Society suggests two book presentations:
On 16 October, "La passione di Vivaldi" by Tommaso Cherubini at 18.30 at the Kyriazis Museum of Medicine in Larnaca in the presence of the author.
On 6 November, "La misura dell'uomo" by Marco Malvaldi at 18.30 at Apothiki in Larnaca. The event coincides with the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci.

The Week of the Italian Language in the World has been an opportunity for the Embassy of Italy to carry out in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus the participation of the Italian director Romeo Castellucci at the Kypria International Festival 2019 with the performance "Julius Caesar, Spared Parts" (1 October).

Finally, in collaboration with the ETP Books publishing house and the support of several other Italian publishers, the Embassy of Italy promoted and realized for the first time a participation to the Nicosia Book Fest 2019 (5-6 October) with a national stand. The initiative was an opportunity to present an overview of the Italian literary production, and in particular, works of Italian contemporary fiction, history, architecture, art and presence in Cyprus.

The Week of the Italian Language in the World is the event promoting Italian as a great language of classical and contemporary culture, which the cultural and diplomatic network of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation organizes every year in October. The 2019 edition has the theme "The Italian on Stage".

For further information and the schedule of events, please consult the Newsletter of the Italian Embassy and visit the Embassy's website and social media (FB, Twitter and Instagram).

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