New Trends in Contemporary Italian Cinema


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New Trends in Contemporary Italian Cinema
April 23-26, 2014

The Fifth Annual Film Symposium on New Trends in Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema with Filmmaker Carlo Verdone is presented by Indiana University’s Department of French and Italian. Support comes from the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of French & Italian, Mary-Margaret Barr Koon Fund, Olga Ragusa Fund for the Study of Modern Italian Literature and Culture, College Arts and Humanities Institute, Provost Lauren Robel, J.D., and IU Cinema. All films are Italian language with English subtitles and screenings are free, but ticketed. Director/ Actor Carlo Verdone is scheduled to be present at all screenings.

Carlo Verdone
One of Italy’s most popular contemporary filmmakers, Carlo Verdone is the son of film historian Mario Verdone. He graduated from the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Rome. By chance, he began acting in a small theatre, where he developed a series of interesting characters based on people that he knew from his neighborhood. He soon took these characters to television and eventually brought them to screen in his own films. He wrote and directed his first feature film in 1980 in which he acted, and has been creating some of Italy’s best comedies ever since. His work has earned him dozens of Golden Globe,® Donatello, and Italian Film Journalist awards and nominations.