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ITALIAN FILM SERIES

CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE and ITALIAN INSTITUTE of CULTURE SYDNEY presents Another Italy: stories, relaionships and emotions in the cinema at the beginning of the Millenium.

Join us for our monthly Italian film screening on the first Friday of every month. The very best of Italian Cinema here at Casula Powerhouse. The films are FREE but please book your ticket online.

Each film will be in Italian and will have English subtitles. Plus at the start of each film you will be able to enjoy a short intro by our expert panel.

The movies will be presented by Cristiana Palmieri, Federico Spoletti and Angela Prudenzi.

Dr Cristiana Palmieri is a senior executive in medical education. She is also a research affiliate at the School of Languages and Cultures, University of Sydney. Cristiana is passionate about cinema and collaborates as a film critic and movie journalist with FRED Film Radio, a web radio based in London that covers films festivals and cinema globally.



Mr. Federico Spoletti is a film industry maverick – an entrepreneur, a journalist, and a film lover who has been active in the film industry for the past 20 years.
He is co-founder and Managing Director of SUB-TI, an international film subtitling company based in London. In 2011, Mr. Spoletti launched FRED Film Radio - The Festival Insider.


Ms. Angela Prudenzi is an Italian film journalist, writer, producer, event organizer, and educator. She is a member of the National Union of Italian Film Critics and of the selection committee of the Venice International Film Festival. She is a regular collaborator of distinguished publications such as “Rivista del Cinematografo”, "Les Cahiers du Cinema", "Cinecritica" and "Close Up”. Former lecturer at Department of Humanities of the Rome University La Sapienza.

FRED is a web-based radio network which boasts 29 channels, broadcasting in 25 languages, with thematic channels dedicated to specific cinema content such as film education and the film industry.


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Un Giorno speciale - The Special Day

Gina and Marco are living in the suburbs of Rome. The two meet on a very special day: their first day at work. They have a future that awaits them and really seems at hand. Gina is about to realize her dream of becoming an actress, while Marco for the first time has found an opportunity that allows him to start dreaming: a job in a car rental company as a driver. They are enabled to know each other since his first duty is to drive Gina to an appointment, and given a delay, they have to share the whole day. This journey will take them from the periphery to the center of the city, will serve both to compare their experiences and think about a future that has already begun.

Friday 7 October at 7.30pm

Full Program