Archive for February, 2011

February 23, 2011

Italian classic films @ JDIFF

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival will be screening the crème de la crème of Italian cinema as part of the eagerly anticipated Out of The Past Season (1727 February 2010).

Select titles include Feberico Fellini’s Interview, an enchanting work, a logical extension of all the films that have gone before it and an unequivocal cinematic delight. Another eagerly anticipated title is Chaos by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani – a rigorous and eloquent, effortlessly poetic, the film tells us four separate tales of Sicilian life.

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival
Ticketing Office: Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Tel: 01 687 7974

February 23, 2011

Europa Ball Ticket Sale

Last chance to buy the Language Ball tickets is this Friday. There will be a stand in the Arts Building from 12 onwards.

The Ball will take place in Clontarf Castle on Wednesday 2 March at 7pm.
For more information, check out the event’s Facebook page at
If you are going home to vote please email to reserve a ticket, they will then arrange to meet up with you on Monday of reading week to get the money. Tickets cost 35 euro.
All those who have already reserved tickets can collect them on the stand on Friday! Any questions, email!

February 19, 2011

Events of the week

On 22 February at 7pm, the Italian Department will host an event for all lovers of Italian cinema: The Films of Totò: An Illustrated Talk, by Italian journalist Concetto La Malfa. This will take place in room 4050b in the Arts Building.


The Italian Institute of Culture and TCD will cohost two talks by Marco Santoro, professor of Bibliography and the History of Publishing at University La Sapienza in Rome:

Edizione Tradizionale ed Edizione Digitalizzata: Accenni a Problematiche Metodologiche: 23 February, 2.30pm-4.30pm, The Henry Jones Room, The Old Library, Trinity College. This lecture in Italian, but with written translation into English, will afford a remarkable chance to see a number of rare Italian books from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in the collections of the Library.

The crime novel in Italy: a rainbow of genres, 24 February, 6pm-8pm,  in the Italian Institute of Culture, Pavilion Hall, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2. In Italian. Free entrance & light refreshments.

February 16, 2011

Benni’s event cancellation

We are very sorry to have to inform you that tonight’s event with Stefano Benni had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

We apologise for the very short notice and for any inconvenience this might have caused.

February 13, 2011

TCD International Film Festival 2011

Thursday 17th February at 5pm in the GMB’s Resource Room (on the top floor)

The Italian Society will take part in the first ever Trinity International Film Festival, as part of which we will show Daniele Lucchetti’s acclaimed feature Mio Fratello È Figlio Unico (My Brother Is An Only Child, 2007), about two brothers who, in the polarized political divide of the 60s and 70s in Italy, take opposite sides and try to reconcile their being brothers with their divergent political convictions and their love for the same woman. The film will be shown on Thursday 17th February at 5pm in the GMB’s Resource Room (on the top floor) and entry is absolutely FREE.

February 13, 2011

Imagine: An Evening with Stefano Benni


Wednesday 16th February at 7pm, Davis Theatre, Arts Building

Stefano Benni is one of the best-known and best-loved Italian authors of political satire and novelist, but also a journalist and director. Stefano will share with us his views about contemporary society, especially the Italian one, and is looking forward to answering whatever questions you may have on the subject. Stefano’s talk will be in English, and entry is free.

Bio: Born in Bologna in 1947, Stefano is not only a novelist, dramatist and poet but also a journalist and director. Since his science fiction novel “Terra!” in 1983, he has become one of Italy’s best-selling authors. He has written some twenty books in a variety of genres, from political thrillers to fairytales and the grotesque, which were translated into about 20 languages.

February 4, 2011

Film night: Pranzo di Ferragosto, 9 February 7pm

Our next film night will be shown on Wednesday 9 February at 7pm (Davis Theatre, Arts Building). The film we have selected for you this time is Pranzo di Ferragosto (Mid-August Lunch), a bitter-sweet comedy about crisis and unexpected opportunities which won Best First Film and Best Italian Film in Venice in 2008 and was nominated for Best Screenwriter (director Gianni Di Gregorio) at the European Film Awards in 2009.