Archive for December, 2010

December 11, 2010

Xmas Aperitivo at La Dolce Vita, Wed. 15 Dec.

To round off this term and see all of you off before the Christmas break, we are having a small Christmas aperitivo at La Dolce Vita on Wednesday, 15 December, at 7pm.

You can have a glass of Insolia (white) or Nero d’Avola (red) for 5 Euro or a glass of Cervinara (red or white) for 6 Euro, and help yourself to some delicious Italian-style aperitivo nibbles.

La Dolce Vita is in Temple Bar, at 5 Cows Lane, and is easy enough to find (for a map:, but to make things easier for you all you can meet us at 6.30 pm at Front Gate and head there with us.

December 4, 2010

Film night in memory of Mario Monicelli: I soliti ignoti

Last week the great Italian director Mario Monicelli died at 95 in Rome. To celebrate his life and his love for cinema the Italian Society will show I Soliti Ignoti on Wednesday 8 December at 7pm in the Emmet Theatre. (Weather permitting!)
I Soliti Ignoti–the title chosen for the English-speaking audience was Big Deal on Madonna Street–is the story of five small-time Italian thieves who join forces for a big job under the supervision of a retired burglar. Made in 1958, it is loosely based on a short story by Italo Calvino and packs a stellar cast which includes Vittorio Gassman, Claudia Cardinale and Marcello Mastroianni. It is considered one of the finest examples of Italian-style farce or ‘Commedia all’italiana’ and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 1959 Oscars. Translated into plain English, you can’t miss it.

Wednesday 8 December 2010, 7pm, Arts Building, Emmet Theatre.