Archive for September, 2013

“Goodbye Lenin”, the movie by German students

Posted on: September 30th, 2013 by intern 4 Comments
Monday, September 30, 5pm, room 9A,

VIU Movie series: proposal by German Students – Goodbye Lenin! 2003

goodbye lenin
by Wolfgang Becker 2003
121 mins, starring Daniel Brühl, Katrin Sass and Chulpan Khamatova, German with English subtitles

Synopsis: in 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany has she knew it, has disappeared. European Film Awards Winner 2003, nominated for Best Foreign Film at Golden Globe Awards 2004.


Visit to the Guggenheim Museum

Posted on: September 27th, 2013 by intern No Comments

Guggenheim Museum picture 2

Friday, September 27th, 9.30 am

Guided visit to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Two English speaking guides will show us the Collection.

This activity is compulsory for the course “History of Venice”. While students of this course will not have to face the cost of ticket entrance, students from other courses will be asked to provide 3,00 €. If you would like to participate, please sign in the list which will be available at the Front Office by Wednesday 25th at 4 pm. The meeting point is at 9.30 am at boat stop Accademia.

Sport Tournament at San Servolo Fields

Posted on: September 25th, 2013 by intern No Comments

Sport Tournament picture

Wednesday, September 25th, 5 pm, San Servolo Fields

Sport Tournament

Everybody is invited to take part to the “Sport Tournament” where you can challenge your mates in three different sports: Volleyball, Basketball and Football (Soccer).

We would love to organise together with you the sport tournament at the sports fields on VIU Campus, next to the canteen. We are going to set up a Mini-Triathlon dedicating half hour for each sport: Football, Basketball  and Volleyball. You can play in all three matches or just one or two. Please sign in the list you will find on the door of corridor 9. Teams will be co-ed and set up at the field according to the preferences expressed.

VIU Movie series: “Il Gattopardo”

Posted on: September 23rd, 2013 by intern No Comments
Monday, September 23rd, 5pm, room 9A

VIU Movie series: “Il Gattopardo” 1963

 Il Gattopardo picture
“The Leopard” by Luchino Visconti
185 mins, starring Bart Lancaster and Claudia Cardinale, Italian with English subtitles

Synopsis: A Sicilian aristocrat, skeptical about progress, accepts annexation into the new liberal Kingdom of unified Italy, so that  things “remain the same”. Set in 1860 Palermo and vicinities. Based on Giuseppe di Lampedusa’s novel. Golden Palm at the Cannes Festival 1963. Arguably, this movie is for Italy what “Gone with the Wind” is for the US.




Visit to the Ducal Palace

Posted on: September 20th, 2013 by intern No Comments

Palazzo Ducale picture

Friday, September 20th, 5 pm

Guided visit to the Ducal Palace

The visit at the Ducal Palace will include an English speaking guide and whisperers.
This activity is compulsory for the courses “History of Venice” and “Art and Architecture in Renaissance Venice”, therefore students from these courses will not be asked to face the cost of the entrance, while for other participants the cost of the visit is 6.50 euro per person. The ticket fee can be paid at the Front Office. The number of participants is limited, therefore if you would like to take part in this activity, please sign by Wednesday 18th at 5 pm.
The meeting point for the visit is the S. Zaccaria boat stop (n. 20) at 11 am.

Visit to the Angola Pavilion (Golden Lion Winner)

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by intern No Comments

Angola Pavilion picture

Wednesday, September 18, 5.30 pm, Gallery of Palazzo Cini at San Vio

Visit to the Angola Pavilion of the Biennale and book presentation

The Angola Pavilion is the 2013 winner of the Golden Lion for Best National Participation at the Venice Biennale.

You will be guided through the pavilion by the curator himself. It will follow the presentation of the book “Un ponte lungo quattro secoli” by Giuseppe Mistretta (the Italian Ambassador in Angola) which explores the relationship between the two countries from the XVII century to nowadays. The number of participants is limited, therefore if you would like to participate in this activity, please sing in the list that you will find on the door of the classroom corridor from Monday. The participation is free of charge. The meeting point is at the S.Zaccaria boat stop (Number 20) at 5 p.m.

“Cinema Paradiso”, the movie by Italian students

Posted on: September 16th, 2013 by intern No Comments
Monday, September 16th, 5pm, room 9A

VIU Movie series: proposal by Italian students Nuovo Cinema Paradiso 1988

Nuovo Cinema Paradiso picture
“Cinema Paradiso” by Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988
155 mins, starring Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale and Antonella Attili, Italian with English subtitlesSynopsis: A famous film director remembers his childhood at the Cinema Paradiso where Alfredo, the projectionist, first brought about his love of films. He returns home to his Sicilian village after almost 30 years and is reminded of his first love, Elena, who disappeared from his life before he left for Rome.