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Lecture: "The Tragedy, the Beauty, the Book: the films of Luchino Visconti from Dostoevskij to D’Annunzio"




The Istituto Italiano di Cultura presents a Lecture from teacher of Italian Cinema, Carlo Coen.

This lecture will focus on the relationship between Visconti and Literature, explored through his film from The White Nights (1957) to The Innocent (1976). The speaker will dwell on some specific works, i.e. Rocco and His Brothers, The Leopard and the so-called "German Trilogy" (The Damned, Death in Venice, Ludwig) to emphasize the re-elaboration of mainstream Italian and European Literature that characterizes Visconti's cinema.

Carlo Coen teaches Italian Cinema at York University. He is the co-editor of the forthcoming book Italian Independent Cinema. He has several articles to his credit on Italian and Indian Cinema, Roberto Rossellini and his History films, Fellini, Dario Argento and Francesco Rosi, and has delivered lectures in Canada, Australia, America, Italy and India.


Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Time: At 6:30 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura | 496 Huron Street


Carlo Coen