June 02

Movie Night

a man standing next to a woman in a living room.
With our teacher Mattia Milone, we will discuss older and new films from the Italian Cinema.

Additional information

This event is part of a series of Zoom meetings that IIS offers to discuss the contents of older and new movies from Italian filmography. It is also an opportunity to spend time together with other students and have a conversation in Italian with, perhaps, a glass of wine in hand.

Because a movie is like a good wine: with each new meeting it has a different flavor, it shows details that we had not noticed before, and it changes with the passing of the years and the experiences we have had.

Participation level Advanced

On Friday, June 2nd from 6 pm to 7 pm, via Zoom we will talk about:

Il Vedovo-The Widower (1959)

87 min

Director: Dino Risi

Stars: Alberto Sordi, Franca Valeri

Synopsis: Alberto Nardi is a Roman businessman who fancies himself a man of great capabilities, but whose factory is perennially on the brink of a catastrophe. He is married to a rich and successful businesswoman from Milan, Elvira, who has a no-nonsense attitude and barely tolerates the attempts of her husband to keep his factory afloat with her money.

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One hour

6:00 - 7:00 pm
Via Zoom

Let our students speak for us!

Leslie Hughes
“What I like most about participating in a literature class with the Istituto is having classmates with whom to discuss our books. I like hearing their opinions and responding to them. Reading is a great pleasure of mine, but sharing a book makes reading an adventure. With a teacher guiding us we improve our language skills and become more self-confident expressing ourselves. I’m grateful for the opportunity!”
Dennis Abbe
“I have been taking classes at the SFIIS for years because, short of a long stay in Italy, it is the best way to maintain and improve my language skills. But more than that, I enjoy being with the other students and my instructor(s), many of whom are now good friends. In my class we read classic and contemporary Italian literature, and our instructor keeps us up to date on Italian culture and even politics. The experience on Zoom is almost as good as the in-person classes; Barbara is amazing in her use of the tools to run a lively, efficient, and fun class.”
Dede Heitman
“The SFIIS school offers the best, well rounded Italian languages classes in the Bay Area. With native speakers as teachers, the classes provide a comprehensive, natural and fun way of learning. Everyone feels welcome, no matter the level. The teachers are encouraging, entertaining and enthusiastic about their language and culture. As a bonus, I've made life-long friends through SFIIS classes. Please join our Italian language learning community!”
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