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VIU Movie series – “Il Caimano”

Posted on: December 1st, 2017 by intern No Comments

Monday, December 4 – 5 pm – room 9A

il caimano


Bruno Bonomo is a film producer who hasn’t made a film for years. He’s separating from his wife and his studio. At a retrospective showing of one of his B-movies, young filmmaker Teresa presses a copy of her new script into his hand. Bonomo reads the script distractedly and agrees to produce the film. He doesn’t understand that it’s a serious political piece about the rise of Berlusconi.

Directed by: Nanni Moretti                            Starring: Silvio Orlando, Margherita Buy and Jasmine Trinca
Release date 2006                                          Genre: Comedy-drama
Running time: 112 minutes                            Language: Italian with English subtitles

Lecture-Concert with Gerardo Balestrieri

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Monday, December 4 – from 12.30 to 1.30 pm, room 1G


Canzoni al crocicchio (Songs at the crossroads)

Gerardo Balestrieri is a singer-songwriter and a multi-instrumentalist.
He graduated at L’Orientale University of Naples discussing a thesis about syncretism and spirituality in Brasilian music. Artist tout court, he published six albums.
He was invited to many editions of the Italian songwriting contest Premio Tenco, where he reached the finals several times and was awarded with the prize Second Album of the Year in 2007, 2009 and 2013.
He held concerts all over Europe and did a long live tour in California along with the Fishtank Ensemble, with whom he recorded an album in Los Angeles. His artistic cooperations include great names, such as the Iranian songwriter Mosheen Namjoo, the famous Italian quick-change artist Arturo Brachetti and the French group Les Madeleines.
With his veiled and mature lyrics and his deep voice, Gerardo Balestrieri is a complete songwriter. His style is a stunning mix of jazz, swing, contagious rythms, gypsy echoes, Greek style, French atmosphere, twitst and South America.

The concert has been organized for the students of the Italian for Foreigners courses.

All students and faculty are warmly invited to participate.


Visit Gerardo Balestrieri’s official Facebook page