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“Aesthetics and language in Valerio Zurlini’s cinema”, conference by Eugenio Bolongaro



“Aesthetics and language in Valerio Zurlini’s cinema”, conference by Eugenio Bolongaro

On the occasion of the "XVII Settimana della lingua Italiana nel mondo", dedicated to the theme "L’italiano al cinema, l’italiano nel cinema" and under the High Patronage of President Sergio Mattarella, the Institute, in collaboration with the McGill University Department of Languages, Literature and Cultures, is pleased to present the conference “Aesthetics and language in Valerio Zurlini’s cinema” by Eugenio Bolongaro.

Tuesday October, 24, 2017, 9 pm
Cinémathèque Québécoise
335, boul. De Maisonneuve Est
Free Admission - Conference in English

Valerio Zurlini, a complex and tormented figure, who is one of the greatest Italian directors of the Post-WWII, reaching his artistic maturity in the 60s. Zurlini’s cinema stands out for its attention to the characters’ inner life, which are however always carefully placed in their historical context and in the political and cultural debates of that era. A demanding balance between historical objectivity (which Zurlini had masterfully practiced in his early documentaries) and emotional subjectivity, which goes to the heart of many contradictions of Italian society not only then, but of our age too, like the recent rediscovery and revaluation of Zurlini’s work demonstrate, after years of partial darkness.

Eugenio Bolongaro, professor of Italian Studies at McGill University and currently Director of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Italian literature and cinema from Post-WWII to our times are the main areas of study and research, enriched by extensive scientific activity.


Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Time: At 9:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Montréal

In collaboration with : Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Entrance : Free


Cinémathèque Québécoise, 335 Boulevard de Maisonne