UCL’s Italian Film Club and Infallible Productions Ltd. are happy to announce a free screening of Leopardi. Il giovane favoloso (2014) that will be followed by a Q&A with director Mario Martone and co-screenwriter Ippolita Di Majo chaired by Dr Beatrice Sica (UCL).
The film screening will take place on Wednesday 19 November at 6pm in the Christopher Ingold XLG1 Chemistry LT (https://goo.gl/maps/53vxS). Please note that although the event is free of charge, ticketing is mandatory through Eventbrite (http://tinyurl.com/nklcv69). The film will be in Italian with English subtitles.
‘Giacomo Leopardi is one of the most important and influential poets in Italian literary history. Director Mario Martone’s film, a scrupulously researched and cinematically staged period biopic, gives us the full sweep of the restless and often terribly unhappy events of Leopardi’s life, set within the turbulent context of early 19th-century Italian society, politics and literature. However this is no academic exercise – it is a powerful, moving search for identity and artistic self-expression by a brilliant misfit, memorably played by Elio Germano (My Brother is an Only Child, As God Commands)’ – Adrian Wootton (CEO Film London).
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Hope to see you there!