Istituto Di Cultura - Edimburgo

Events

Leonardo Out of Context
Leonardo Out of Context Thursday, October 31, 2019 → Friday, February 28, 2020

The ideals of regeneration and cultural innovation of the Italian Renaissance are most embodied by the figure of Leonardo Da Vinci.Leonardo was an artist, a mathematician, a writer, an architect, a botanist, an engineer, a cartographer, and a geologist in a period when all the different branches of human knowledge were...

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Federico Fellini 100
Federico Fellini 100 Monday, January 20, 2020 → Sunday, March 08, 2020

One of world cinema’s most exuberantly playful filmmakers, Federico Fellini’s career stretches from post-war neorealism to the MTV era. Although best known for his epochal early 60s films La Dolce Vita and 8 1/2, he first came to international prominence as a director in the mid-1950s, thanks to back-to-back...

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Simple Women by Chiara Malta | Glasgow Film Festival
Simple Women by Chiara Malta | Glasgow Film Festival Friday, February 28, 2020 → Saturday, February 29, 2020

  Ambitious yet graceless film director Federica (Jasmine Trinca) has only ever had one obsession: cinema. One film in particular has always proved a particular inspiration: Hal Hartley’s ‘Simple Men’, where her obsession with Romanian actor Elina Löwensohn began. So when the opportunity to make...

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Martin Eden by Pietro Marcello | Glasgow Film Festival
Martin Eden by Pietro Marcello | Glasgow Film Festival Friday, February 28, 2020 → Saturday, February 29, 2020

Pietro Marcello’s vibrant, multilayered adaptation of the classic Jack London novel has echoes of the great Luchino Visconti in its majestic sweep and focus on a man torn between personal ambitions and political ideals. Luca Marinelli was awarded the Best Actor prize at Venice for his towering performance as Marti...

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Santiago, Italia by Nanni Moretti | Glasgow Film Festival
Santiago, Italia by Nanni Moretti | Glasgow Film FestivalSunday, March 01, 2020 → Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Even those who are well informed about Chilean politics in the 1970s will learn something new from Nanni Moretti’s fascinating documentary. At the height of the military junta, Italy’s embassy in Santiago became a safe haven for dozens of journalists, academics and artists who eventually left the country for a ...

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5 is the perfect Number by Igor Tuveri | Glasgow Film Festival
5 is the perfect Number by Igor Tuveri | Glasgow Film FestivalMonday, March 02, 2020 → Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Artist and illustrator Igort (Igor Tuveri) has adapted his own graphic novel into a stylish, guns-blazing neo-noir sets on the rain-sodden mean streets of 1970s Naples. The great Toni Servillo lends weary gravitas to the role of Peppino, an old-school hitman and loyal footsoldier. When a family member is ambushed and killed,...

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Paradise by Davide Del Degan  | Glasgow Film Festival
Paradise by Davide Del Degan | Glasgow Film FestivalWednesday, March 04, 2020 → Friday, March 06, 2020

Doing the right thing carries risks and rewards in Paradise, a wonderfully melancholic fish out of water farce with a soulful performance from rising star Vincenzo Nemolato. Sicilian slushie vendor Calogero is enrolled in a witness protection programme after observing a Mafia killing. Now he is far from home as the sole...

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Filibus: The Mysterious Air Pirate | Hippodrome Silent Film Festival
Filibus: The Mysterious Air Pirate | Hippodrome Silent Film FestivalSaturday, March 14, 2020 → Friday, March 20, 2020

The most exciting, witty, feminist, steampunk, cross-dressing aviatrix thriller you will ever see! Described in the New York Times recently as “the the spryest comic-book movie of the season” this light-hearted silent introduces us to Filibus… aka the Baroness Troixmond, aka the cross-dressing Count...

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AIRITalks, Where Science Meets People | GMO or OMG?!! Debunking false myths around genetically modified organisms
AIRITalks, Where Science Meets People | GMO or OMG?!! Debunking false myths around genetically modified organismsTuesday, March 17, 2020

AIRItalks is back! In 2020 the collaboration between AIRIcerca, the Italian Istitute of Culture and the Consulate General of Italy in Edinburgh will bring you a new series of informal and informative talks, which will focus on the social and ethical impact of scientific research. In this first appointment with AIRItalks,...

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Fresh Renaissance – Florence, Edinburgh, and the Art of Phoebe Traquair.
Fresh Renaissance – Florence, Edinburgh, and the Art of Phoebe Traquair. Thursday, March 19, 2020

Italian Studies, University of Edinburgh, is organising an event celebrating the historical twinning between Edinburgh and Florence: Fresh Renaissance – Florence, Edinburgh, and the Art of Phoebe Traquair. Introducing his new book Rinascere: Storie e maestri di un’idea italiana (2019), Professor Nicola Gardini (Un...

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