Italian Cine-Scapes

Event Information

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.

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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

Admission Prices:
Full $18
Members $14
(Palace Movie Club and IIC Membership)

Dates, Locations & Tickets


Lost and Beautilful

1 July, 6.00pm for 6.30pm
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Don't Be Bad

5 August, 6.00pm for 6.30pm
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Caesar Must Die

2 September, 6.00pm for 6.30pm
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I Knew Her Well

14 October, 6.00pm for 6.30pm
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Dear Diary

4 November, 6.00pm for 6.30pm
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The Birds, the Bees and the Italians

2 December, 6.00pm for 6.30pm
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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.

Palace Movie Club Join the Palace Movie Club and enjoy:
  • Free tickets upon joining
  • $10 Birthday Voucher
  • Daily Discounts

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