17TH ITALIAN LANGUAGE WEEK IN THE WORLD - Under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic of Italy
Italian cinema relinquished Italian literary language back to the shelf. Its role as a guardian of the language was handed to television, where Italian films in which dialect is prominent are still excluded from programming.
Caterina D’Amico, Director of the Centro di Cinematografia Sperimentale in Rome will show us how Italian cinema changed and shaped the Italian language, in a lecture on movies by Vittorio De Sica, Mario Mattòli and Lina Wertmüller.
Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven Street NW
Washington, DC 20008