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 1 July
6.00 PM Aperitivo courtesy of Eat’aliano by Pino and PICCO
6.30 PM Introduction by Dr Matteo Dutto, Teaching Associate and Research Assistant in Film and Screen Studies at Monash University followed by the screening of Lost and Beautiful
(Palace Movie Club and IIC Membership)
Dates, Locations & Tickets
Lost and Beautilful
Don't Be Bad
Caesar Must Die
I Knew Her Well
The Birds, the Bees and the Italians
Lost and Beautiful
Lost and Beautiful begins as a gently unfolding documentary about Tommaso Cestrone, a farmer in Italy’s southern Campania region who dedicated his own money and time to caring for an abandoned and derelict 18th-century Bourbon palace. When his subject suddenly dies, director Pietro Marcello introduces a mythical new character: the commedia dell’arte masked figure Pulcinella, who wanders the Italian countryside in search of a home for the buffalo calf that belonged to Cestrone. At times neorealist, at others transporting fantasy, Lost and Beautiful is a moving contemporary example of cinema as pure poetry.