CO.AS.IT. Italian Australian culture series on line.

CO.AS.IT., in collaboration with the University of Melbourne and Dr Mark Nicholls, is proud to present ITALIAN CINEMA FORUM 2020. Talks by Dr Mark Nicholls

Following our successful classic Italian cinema workshops in 2019, we continue the discussion in 2020 with a series of more recent classics. These Italian and English language films interrogate Italian culture, politics and history from the inside and the outside. They represent Italians as travellers, Italian cultures abroad, and Italy itself as a fertile destination for foreign travellers with similar desires and aspirations.

Mark Nicholls will present introductions to each of our six films for discussion this year. He promises to do so without plot spoilers! Our aim is to stimulate you to watch these wonderful films, again or for the first time, in preparation for the spirited conversations of our regular forum – as soon as it can begin.

The six talks of the ITALIAN CINEMA FORUM (part of CO.AS.IT.’s Italian Australian culture series on line) will be published on CO.AS.IT.’s website, Facebook page and YouTube channel at roughly fortnightly intervals, starting in October and finishing in December 2020; as with the other talks of the series, they will remain accessible on these platforms. People in CO.AS.IT.’s mailing list will be notified of each talk.

Join Mark Nicholls on-line for the introductions to this year’s films:

  • The Last Emperor (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1987)
  • Aprile (Nanni Moretti, 1998)
  • Looking for Alibrandi (Kate Woods, 2000)
  • Giorni (Laura Muscardin, 2001)
  • Il Divo (Paolo Sorrentino, 2008)
  • Call Me By Your Name (Luca Guadagnino, 2017)

Mark Nicholls is Senior Lecturer in Cinema Studies at the University of Melbourne where he has taught film since 1993. Mark has worked as a film journalist for ABC Radio and The Age and has a list of over twenty stage credits as a playwright, performer, producer and di­rector.

With the support of Multicultural Museums Victoria (MMV).

Image: a still from Looking for Alibrandi, sourced from Internet.