Archive for April, 2018

VIU Movie Series – Mimì Metallurgico

Posted on: April 27th, 2018 by intern No Comments

Monday, April 30, Room 9A, 5pm


Directed by: Lina Wertmuller                        Starring: Mariangela Melato and Giancarlo Giannini
Release date 1972                                           Genre: Comedy, Drama
Running time: 125 minutes                            Language: Italian with English subtitles

Set in both Sicily and mainland Italy, the film follows the adventures of a man nicknamed Mimi. Mimi is a poor labourer who is pressured by his employers to vote for the mafia candidate in a local election. Frustrated by the system and assured that the ballot will be secret Mimi votes for the communist representative instead. However he is fired and assured he will never work again as the ballot was not secret. Disgusted Mimi flees to Turin, while his wife, Rosalia, stays in Sicily.

Memory walk (Percorso della Memoria), visit to the Ghetto and the Jewish Museum

Posted on: April 18th, 2018 by intern No Comments

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Meeting point: 10.15 am Campo San Canciano, Cannaregio (see map)

The visit is part of the course for the students of:
S1801 History of Venice (Prof. Pes)  
Globalization, Ethics Welfare and Human Rights (Prof.Romania)
The costs are sponsored by VIU for students of these two courses.

- 10.15 am: A walk through Italian history of resistance in Venice: Campo San Canciano – Bruno Crovato; Ponte dei Sartori-  Luigi Borgato; Calle Priuli – Giuseppe Tramontin; Fondamenta San Felice – Ubaldo Belli; Calle Colombina – Piero Favretti; Campiello del Magazin – Augusto Picutti; Corte Correra – Manfredi Azzarita.

- 11.30 am: The cortege arrives to Campo del Ghetto Nuovo, where the Jewish Museum of Venice is situatedCommemoration at the monument in memory of the Shoah.
- 12 pm: Visit to the Synagogues and Jewish Museum of Venice (meeting at 11.45 am in front of the Museum)

Extra participants (subject to availability): the walk is free, while the cost of the visit to the Jewish Museum is 10 € for under 26 y.o. (12 € over 26 y.o.).
To confirm your participation, please sign the roster and bring the fee at the Front Office before Tuesday 24 at 3 pm.

VIU Movie Series – Don Camillo

Posted on: April 13th, 2018 by intern No Comments

Monday, March 26, Room 9A, 5pm

Don Camillo

Directed by Julien Duvivier            Starring Fernandel and Gino Cervi
Genres comedy                            Release date 1952 (Italy)
Running time 109 minutes             Languages Italian

In a village of the Po valley where the earth is hard and life miserly, the priest and the communist mayor are always fighting to be the head of the community. If in secret they admired and liked each other, politics still divided them as it is dividing the country. And when the mayor wants his “People’s House”; the priest wants his “Garden City” for the poor. Division exist between the richest and the poorest, the pious and the atheists and even between lovers. But if the people are as hard as the country, they are good in the bottom of their heart.
Its success led to producing sequels, creating a saga for Don Camillo’s character.