Palace Cinemas and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Melbourne are excited to present a selection of 10 classic and contemporary Italian movies that will take you on a cine-scape journey through a bygone and nowadays Italy. An aperitivo and film introduction will precede the screening on a Sunday evening at Palace Cinema Como each month.
Upcoming Event Details
Sunday 2 November
6.00 PM Aperitivo courtesy of Eat’aliano by Pino and PICCO
6.30 PM Screening of The Birds, The Bees and the Italians. Guest to be announced shortly
(Palace Movie Club and IIC Membership)
Dates, Locations & Tickets
Winner of the 1966 Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Pietro Germi (Divorce, Italian Style) brilliantly draws on his neorealist influences and blends them with his instincts as a satirist to create an unexpectedly subtle observation about village life. His comedy of morals draws both on the sketch film genre and the political conscience of the era. Across three episodes in the town of Treviso, the film mercilessly and hilariously skewers the hypocrisy and extramarital prowling of a group of Venetian sophisticates posing as community pillars. Closing this year’s programme with a classic Commedia all’italiana, this masterpiece has retained its place in
the history of Italian cinema.