Archive for November, 2010

November 26, 2010

Film night: Mediterraneo

Gabriele Salvatores’ instant-classic Mediterraneo (1991) tells the story of a group of clumsy Italian soldiers during WWII, dispatched in the middle of the Greek sea on a little island; their mission is to spot enemy ships and to hold the island in case of attack. The village of the island seems abandoned and there isn’t a single enemy in sight, so the soldiers begin to relax a little. Things change when their ship is hit and destroyed by the enemy, and the soldiers find themselves abandoned there. Best Foreign Language Film in 1992.

Tuesday 30 November 2010, 7pm, Arts Building, Emmet Theatre.

November 12, 2010

Film night: I Cento Passi

Marco Tullio Giordana’s I cento passi (“the hundred steps”) tells the real story of a young man, Peppino Impastato, killed by the Mafia in the late Seventies for daring to break the curtain of silence (omertà) imposed by the powerful Mafia don who lived exactly a hundred steps down the road from Peppino’s house in a small Sicilian town.

Wednesday 17 November 2010, 7pm, Arts Building, EmmetTheatre.