Accademia Europea di Firenze
The best way to learn Italian Language, Culture and the Arts in Florence

The Accademia Europea di Firenze is a School of Italian Arts, Language and Culture. Founded in 2005 as an Italian language school for foreigners, over time our school has expanded and transformed to now offer students courses of Italian art and culture, music and dance.
AEF also offers Certificate Programs in Voice & Opera, Drawing & Painting, Dance, and Italian Language & Culture, as well as Study Abroad Programs in collaboration with prestigious American Universities, intensive Summer and Winter Programs and Joint Academic Programs developed with universities from all over the world.
Deeply rooted in Italian history and culture, but compliant with European academic standards, our school is enhanced by our experiential learning approach and the top quality of our faculty, which contribute to the creation of an international community in the city of Renaissance and universal beauty.
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ITC 3470 - ITALIAN CINEMA

Course Type: Seminar and Lecture course
Instruction Language: English
Examination Method: Written Tests, Midterm, Final Exam, Final Paper and Presentation
Contact Hours: 49 h
Independent Study: 42 h
Activies / Fieldtrips : 21,5 h
Total Work: 112,5 h
*150 AEF Academic Hours [ 1AEF Academic Hour = 45 minutes ]
Time:Meets once a week - 3,5 h
Location:
AEF building, via Cavour 37, Firenze

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course introduces the student to the world of Italian Cinema. In the first part, the class will be analysing Neorealism, a cinematic phenomenon that deeply influenced the ideological and aesthetic rules of film art. In the second part, we will concentrate on the films that mark the decline of Neorealism and the talent of ‘new’ auteurs such as Fellini and Antonioni. The last part of the course will be devoted to the cinema from 1970’s to the present in order to pay attention to the latest developments of the Italian industry. The course is a general analysis of post-war cinema and a parallel social history of this period using films as ‘decoded historical evidence’. Together with masterpieces such as Open city and The bicycle thief, the screenings will include films of the Italian directors of the ‘cinema d’autore’ such as The conformist, Life is Beautiful and the 2004 candidate for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, I am not scared. The class will also analyse the different aspects of Film making both in the Italian and the U.S. industry, where Tina Fallani - course instructor - worked for many years in the Editing Department on Films such as The dead poet society and The Godfather part 3. The Films in DVD format are dubbed in English or sub-titled.

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