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Join the Embassy of Switzerland on an Italian-Language Excursion into Swiss Cinema 

  • Embassy of Switzerland 2900 Cathedral Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)

Join the Embassy of Switzerland on an Italian-Language Excursion into Swiss Cinema

Friday, October 20, 2017 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Fasten your seat belt and join us on a time-travel trip to discover the path between images and words. 

Our time travel will start with some examples, such as Eve by Francis Borghi and Heidi by Luigi Comencini, representing the origin of Swiss cinema in the ’40s and ‘50s. We will then fast forward to the ’60s, a time period during which the Italian language will make its appearance with all its socio-cultural and political significance. It is a time of Italian immigration to Switzerland, which Swiss cinema depicts with films such as Siamo Italiani by Alexander Seiler. We then make another stop in the ’80s. Before our journey ends, we explore cinema in the Swiss-Italian region.

The presentation will be given by Domenico Lucchini, current director of CISA (International Academy of Audiovisual Sciences). CISA is a training Institute in the fields of cinema, television and multimedia culture, oriented toward student development with the aim of improving their inclinations, talents and skills.


The presentation is part of Settimana della lingua italiana, a week that focuses on the fascinating Italian language of classical and contemporary culture in partnership with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C.

Chevrolet Room

Embassy of Switzerland in the United States of America

2900 Cathedral Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20008