Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

A triumphant film about a clash of cultures

Director Vee Shi on his 2023 Multicultural Film Festival short movie

by

Isabella Vagnoni

on

31/5/2024

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Paolo Rossi: from dreamer to champion

PAOLO ROSSI - Dreams Create the Future" is a 90 min feature documentary tracing the fascinating parable of Paolo Rossi's life story, from being impoverished to achieving his greatest dream: becoming a World Champion.

by

Gabriel Arata

on

21/2/2022

Culture
Art & Culture

The many faces of the puppet who wanted to be a real boy

Pinocchio might have been written for children and interpreted as a coming-of-age story, but it has always been a story about coming into being.

by

Martin Plowman

on

2/5/2024

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Multicultural Film Festival

A celebration of Australia's diversity on the big screen. Segmento spoke with the Multicultural Film Festival’s Project Manager, Dr. Atalanti Dionysus, about the importance of multicultural representation in Australia.

Events
Art & Culture

Tarantella brings the community together

Good vibes filled the air during the second edition of the Segmento Tarantella Festival at Edwardes Lake Park in the Melbourne suburb of Reservoir and in its debut year in the regional Victorian town of Shepparton.

by

Editorial Staff

on

31/1/2024

Culture
Art & Culture

Opera and outreach

Musician Breana Stillman credits the Italian community in Victoria for inspiring her love of opera. A talk about a music festival in her adopted town of Todi (Umbria) and OperAffinity’s commitment to bridge cultural gaps

by

Federica Mancusi

on

22/2/2024

Music
Art & Culture

Innovation rooted in tradition

Segmento interviewed celebrated Italian singer-songwriter, musician, and theater actor Alfio Antico, widely regarded as one of the world’s leading interpreters of the tammorra and frame drum.

by

Nataša Ciabatti

on

30/1/2024

Culture
Art & Culture

Il coraggio di essere se stessi: for the love of art, education, and freedom

Segmento caught up with Maria Laura Chiaretti, author of "Il coraggio di essere se stessi", a new book exploring Pier Paolo Pasolini’s life through the lens of pedagogy.

by

Nataša Ciabatti

on

28/12/2023

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

A window onto the drawing room of Italy

Italian film director Giuseppe Piccioni chose to return to his roots and reconnect with his homeland in his latest masterpiece, The Shadow of the Day (L’ombra del Giorno), completely filmed in the city of Ascoli Piceno.

by

Carla Trigilia

on

18/10/2023

Culture
Art & Culture

Connecting culture, inspiring harmony

Under The Cover, Issue XXXII - A new Era for Old traditions

by

Giovanni Butera

on

1/10/2023

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Behind the scenes of My Brilliant Friend

At the age of 19, Francesca Montuori found herself starring in "My Brilliant Friend–Season 3: Those who leave and those who stay". She spoke to Segmento about her experiences on set and her most memorable moments.

by

Carla Trigilia

on

1/8/2023

Art
Art & Culture

An unexpected encounter with art

One day, as I walked down via Cavour, in the center of Florence, I stumbled upon an art book sticking out from a wobbly stack of assorted second-hand books on a kiosk. It was an edition of I disegni di Giosetta Fioroni.

by

Gabriel Arata

on

10/7/2023

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

A spark of inspiration

The past and the future of Italian cinema according to Annalisa Insardà. From the vantage point of her career in dramatic arts, Calabrian actress Annalisa Insardà talks to us about Italy’s place in international cinema.

by

Innocenza Giannuzzi

on

18/6/2023

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

JEWISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - 60 FILMS FROM 23 COUNTRIES EXPLORE THE HUMAN CONDITION

The Jewish International Film Festival is in full swing and it is a fascinating time of the year for avid cinemagoers looking for films outside the mainstream, that challenge and engage all at once.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

11/11/2019

Art & Culture

The ambition that drives Lazzaro Felice

Lazzaro Felice (Happy as Lazzaro) is a cinematic feat that spans across time and place and is rich in complexity.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

6/9/2018

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

20th Lavazza Italian Film Festival. Review - 'If life gives you lemons' by Ciro D'Emilio

Lemons carry symbolic importance and become a metaphor for life in Ciro D'Emilio's sombre but captivating debut feature and coming-of-age story Un giorno all'improvviso (2018), which premiered at the Venice Film Festival

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

28/8/2019

Art & Culture

Put grandma in the freezer - A given crowd-pleaser

Nastro d'Argento award-nominated black comedy Put Grandma in the Freezer (2018), codirected by Giancarlo Fontana and Giuseppe G. Stasi, is one of the highlights in this year's Lavazza Film Festival.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

6/9/2018

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Luca Guadagnino's film is a serious contender for the Oscars

Luca Guadagnino's multi-award nominated film Call Me by Your Name is an ageless celebration of love and life, of scenic beauty and parallel human beauty - particularly that of the male body.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

10/2/2018

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Carpignano's A Ciambra makes it to the Oscars

Italo-American cineaste Jonas Carpignano's second full-feature film (co-produced by Martin Scorsese) A Ciambra is shot on location in the Reggio Calabria seaside municipality of Gioia Tauro, on the Tyrrhenian coast.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

6/3/2018

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Il padre d'Italia - a feisty film covering universal themes

Fabio Mollo's 2017 film Il padre d'Italia has been called "una storia di amore assoluto, puro e universale" [1] .

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

13/6/2018

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

The Tenderness of La Tenerezza (Gianni Amelio, 2017)

Rarely these days do we find small yet big films that explore the very depths of our emotions and encapsulate the essence of our human existence, with all its beauty and many heartaches.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

6/9/2018

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Interview with award-winning Italo-Australian filmmaker Lisa Camillo

You are an accomplished filmmaker concerned with humanitarian and human rights issues.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

2/12/2018

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Jytte Holmqvist meets Alina Marazzi at the recent screening of "Vogliamo anche le rose" at Co.As.It. in Melbourne

Interview with award-winning Italian documentary filmmaker and screenwriter Alina Marazzi, Melbourne, 17 February, 2019

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

28/2/2019

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Italian Cine-scapes: Urban space and architecture portrayed in 9 Movies

The Italian Cine-scapes #2 film festival, running from May to November, 2019, and co-organised by the Italian Institute of Culture and Palace Cinemas, is a visual feast awakening the senses.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

14/6/2019

Music
Art & Culture

The 2019 Melbourne Taranta Festival: CGS seduces in a hypnotic performance at the Thornbury Theatre

Electrifying, hypnotic, cutting-edge and eclectic, uncover the ground-breaking music of Italian award-winning and world-renowned group Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, from Puglia in southern Italy.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

18/3/2019

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

The Giffoni Film Festival. Promotion and development of cinema for young people

Running for its 48th consecutive year, Giffoni Film Festival organised in the small town of Giffoni Valle Piana, near Salerno in Campania, attracts all the more people during this artistically vibrant time of the year.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

29/7/2019

Music
Art & Culture

In conversation with Tango connoisseur and member of the Melbourne Tango Orchestra, Stephen Cuttriss

Stephen Cuttriss has been praised by the media as one of "Australia's heavyweight tango musicians" and a bandoneon player who "ignites the sonic soundscapes of Argentina on this unique instrument"

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

12/8/2019

Art
Art & Culture

Curator Miriam La Rosa talks about an exhcange artist residency between Sicily and Australia

Miriam La Rosa is currently involved in the cross-cultural and cross-regional artistic project "Preservation is an act of political warfare. An exchange artist residency between Sicily and Australia".

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

14/11/2019

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Special guest at 2019 Lavazza Italian Film Festival, Mimmo Calopresti talks to Segmento

Interview with Italian filmmaker Mimmo Calopresti, winner of three David Di Donatello awards.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

26/9/2019

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Seductive, courageous, and heartbreakingly honest. La Nonna - Performance review

Sell-out crowd-pleaser show La Nonna is an intimate portrayal of a young man's journey to self-discovery benefitted by his close bond with his Italian grandmother, or nonna, and their cross-generational dialogue.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

20/9/2019

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

20th Lavazza Italian Film Festival. Review - 'The vice of hope' by Edoardo De Angelis

Winner of two Nastro d'Argento awards and one David di Donatello award, Edoardo De Angelis' dark and sombre Il vizio della speranza (2018) reminds of his narrative and cinematographic style in forerunner Indivisibili.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

28/8/2019

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

20th Lavazza Italian Film Festival. Review - 'Bangla' by Phaim Bhuiyan

Feel good movie Bangla, with high audience ratings and awarded a Nastro d'Argento for best comedy in 2019, is light-hearted while at the same time it delivers an important social and political message.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

28/8/2019

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Interview with performer, human rights activist and director of 'La Nonna' Samuel Dariol

Director, performer and human rights activist Samuel Dariol engaged in conversation with renowned Deakin University scholar Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

12/9/2019

Art
Art & Culture

Alfredo Malabello, “The voice of romance”, talks to Segmento

Alfredo Malabello, many thanks for taking time out to see me. You are a fascinating and impressive man with many strings to your bow and balls in the air.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

21/10/2019

Music
Art & Culture

In conversation with Italian pianist Lucia Brighenti

Lucia Brighenti is a young and successful Italian pianist currently touring and traveling in Australia. She has garnered numerous awards and accolades both in her native territory and abroad.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

19/12/2019

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

A journey through the history of immigration

The story of the false oasis of Bonegilla will now be told on the big screen in a Ultrafilms-Realworld Pictures coproduction, featuring Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts award-winning actor Vince Colosimo

by

Gabriel Arata

on

12/5/2023

Culture
Art & Culture

"Bella Ciao"

The popular anti-fascist Italian song "Bella Ciao" is a symbol of resistance against any form of injustice. But what of its origins? How has it come to be considered a hymn for humanity in the fight for freedom?

by

Lucia Barbera

on

20/4/2023

Music
Art & Culture

Music, dance, and identity

To talk about music is to talk about culture, history, communication, evolution, revolution, thought, progress, and discovery. Innocenza Giannuzzi shares her view on the role of music in the context where it is generated

by

Innocenza Giannuzzi

on

17/4/2023

Culture
Art & Culture

Suspended between war and peace

30 years of Studio Ghibli's Porco Rosso. Porco Rosso is now considered a powerful anti-war film. But can an animated film about a man cursed with a pig’s head actually deal with politics in the real world?

by

Martin Plowman

on

3/4/2023

Art
Art & Culture

La GRAnde Bellezza

The great, less-known beauty surrounding Rome. Join us on a tour of the capital’s secluded periphery through art from the bottom up. By Angela Viora & Mia Catalano

by

Angela Viora

on

7/3/2023

Art
Art & Culture

The Birth of Venus

Two of the most famous paintings from the Italian Renaissance feature women. One of them is the Mona Lisa. The other is The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli, currently held in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

by

Martin Plowman

on

6/2/2023

Music
Art & Culture

Balcony Tenor Maurizio Marchini

Singing for peace, harmony, and healing. From flash mob to balcony stardom, Maurizio sings in the hope of uplifting everyone's spirits.

by

Dr. Teresa De Fazio

on

15/12/2022

Culture
Art & Culture

The intangible beauty of Italian Opera Singing

Korean soprano Karah Son shares her infatuation with Italian opera, which led her to conquer the stages of many opera houses around the world.

by

Nataša Ciabatti

on

17/1/2023

Music
Art & Culture

Kalà scima a Kaleidoscope of Sounds

Reviving music of southern Italy. Federico Laganàƒ from Kalà scima guides us through the music scene of his land.

by

Nataša Ciabatti

on

25/10/2022

Culture
Art & Culture

An Ancient Dance in a Modern World

Tarantella thrives on southern soil. Rosa Voto shares her love for tarantella paying homage to her ancestors' traditions and rituals and challenging modern-day stereotypes.

by

Annalisa Cercone

on

21/10/2022

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Meet "My Brilliant Friend" Giovanni Amura

From Napoli to Tv screens across the world. Segmento's Carla Trigilia interviews Giovanni Amura, aka Stefano Carracci, from the hugely popular drama, My Brilliant Friend.

by

Carla Trigilia

on

4/10/2022

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

The Magic of Cinema

Lia Grieco, a young talented actress, is about to become a star in the firmament of Italian cinema and certainly an icon of contemporary Italian beauty. We talk with Lia about her career and beauty in all its nuances.

by

Carla Trigilia

on

4/10/2022

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Nostalgia . . . of light and shadows

Feeling homesick? Don't miss the film Nostalgia, screening from September 13th across Australia at the St.Ali Italian Film Festival presented by Palace Cinemas!

by

Gabriel Arata

on

7/9/2022

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Multiculturalism in the land of diversity

Proudly sponsored by Segmento, the Multicultural Film Festival showcases short films delving into identity and belonging in multicultural Australia.

by

Gabriel Arata

on

30/8/2022

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

The Italian Film Festival: 23 years in the making

Twenty-two years ago, Elysia Zeccola gave us the gift of what is, by far, one of the most successful film festivals in Australia: the Italian Film Festival, set to delight audiences once again from September 2022.

by

Gabriel Arata

on

21/8/2022

Culture
Art & Culture

A Historical overview of the Italian Republic Day

On 2 and 3June 1946, all Italians were asked to choose between Monarchy and Republic by voting in a popular referendum where for the first time in history, Italian women were allowed to vote. . .

by

Lucia Barbera

on

3/6/2022

Art
Art & Culture

Back to the Mould: what we think is "gone" is full of life

Segmento - Unapologetically Italian spoke with artist and physicist Matteo Volpi about his exhibition "Back to the Mould" which is a breaking down borders between art and science.

by

Angela Viora

on

7/3/2022

Culture
Art & Culture

The Path to Italian begins with Inspiration

Dante said, 'From a little spark may burst a flame', andhe was right! If he was to return in a time capsule to the present day, he might be quite delighted to find young students

by

Dr. Teresa De Fazio

on

19/2/2022

Literature
Art & Culture

Discovering a Literary Treasure

Lillo Guarneri, director of the Institute of Italian Culture (Sydney), tells Segmento about coming across amazing treasure found accidentally in preparing the program to mark the 700th anniversary of Dante's death.

by

on

17/2/2022

History
Art & Culture

Guelphs vs Ghibellines: a quiz

The epic conflict between Guelphs versus Ghibellines tore apart Italy from the 12th to the 16th century. Which side would you have been? Answer the 7 questions below to find it out!

by

on

14/2/2022

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

ST.ALi Italian Film Festival: Daniele Luchetti Tackles family and friendship ties in latest projects

Italian film director, Daniele Luchetti talks to Segmento about the challenges and rewards of adapting a beloved Italian novels "The Ties" to the big screen.

by

Daniele Foti-Cuzzola

on

10/11/2021

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Maurizio Nichetti: A Cartoon Dreamer

Maurizio Nichetti is one of the most gifted and daring screenwriters, actors, and directors to emerge with the low-budget comedy Ratataplan in 1979. Segmento explores Nichetti's innovative contribution to film-making.

by

Gabriel Arata

on

19/9/2021

Business people
Art & Culture

Sustainability is a business opportunity with no time for laggards

Sustainability is fundamental to preserving the beauty and balance our world needs. Segmento has spoken with Federico Donato who says financial markets see sustainability as a key factor in any business venture

by

Stefano Riela

on

14/9/2021

Business people
Art & Culture

A Natural Businesswoman

Catherine Cervasio is a pioneer in the skin care industry. In 1994 she founded Aromababy, the first brand to use natural and organic baby care products.

by

Agata Grimaldi

on

24/8/2021

Music
Art & Culture

The Italian-Slovenian pianist Alexander Gadjiev winner of the Sydney International Online Piano Competition 2021

The Italian Cultural Institute of Sydney, together with the Sydney International Online Piano Competition, is thrilled to announce that, after the last final session held on Sunday 18 July, the Italian-Slovenian pianist

by

on

30/7/2021

Literature
Art & Culture

Solace During Lockdown

Solace during lockdown for Ascolta Women.

by

Caroline Smith

on

21/5/2021

Music
Art & Culture

Bella Ciao Band play The Boite's World Music Cafe

Maybe, like me, you have been itching to get back to Italy.

by

Kristy Stanfield

on

9/5/2021

design
Art & Culture

Milan-based brand Kartell sets up shop in WA

Milan-based homeware brand Kartell arrived in Perth early last month.

Art
Art & Culture

1st Unapologetically Italian Photographic Competition.

Segmento is proud to present its 1st Unapologetically Italian Photographic Competition!

by

Hayley J. Egan

on

19/4/2021

Events
Art & Culture

Segmento Melbourne Italian Festa

We are proud to announce that Segmento - Unapologetically Italian is the naming partner for this year's Melbourne Italian Festa.

by

Giovanni Butera

on

12/4/2021

Literature
Art & Culture

Dante Day

Celebrating the Father of the Italian Language.

by

Hayley J. Egan

on

23/3/2021

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Uncovering Earthly Treasures

The Truffle Hunters is now showing in cinemas nationwide.

Art
Art & Culture

A Flame that Burns Within

For the Love of Music and Art.

by

Kristy Stanfield

on

4/3/2021

Music
Art & Culture

The Fig Tree Replanted

An Interview with Author Arnold Zable

by

Kristy Stanfield

on

13/2/2021

History
Art & Culture

The Luminous Secrets of Casale Monferrato

During the Medieval and Renaissance period, Casale Monferrato, situated east of Turin in Piemonte, was a town of regional significance.

by

Caroline Smith

on

22/1/2021

Culture
Art & Culture

Malocchio or the Jealous Eye

Red doors. Red horns. Garlic in bras.. Holy water. Salt in corners.

by

Marybeth Bonfiglio

on

20/12/2020

Business people
Art & Culture

Frock, Paper, Scissors: An Artisan Christmas for Melbourne

After being locked down for so long and seeing the city lose its vibrancy, I wanted to create something beautiful to welcome Melburnians back to Degraves Street,' says Romina Beltrame, of Melbourne's Il Papiro.

by

Jenna Lo Bianco

on

16/12/2020

Immigration
Art & Culture

Looking at Italian Migration with Dr. Maddalena Tirabassi

Dr Maddalena Tirabassi is a Fulbright scholar, Director of the Centro Altreitalie on Italian Migration, Globus et Locus, and editor of the journal Altreitalie.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

15/12/2020

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Morgana: An Italian podcast Telling Stories of Women, To Women.

When Hayley Egan, the editor of Segmento, asked me to suggest an Italian podcast to Italians living abroad, it was just the excuse I needed to listen to 'Morgana', a podcast by Michela Murgia and Chiara Tagliaferri.

by

on

11/12/2020

Literature
Art & Culture

The Befana is invited to Christmas...Down Under

Arriverà  la Befana a Fremantle? is a bilingual Italian/English children's picture book, written by Perth local, Daniele Foti-Cuzzola, and illustrated by Sicilian native, Daniela Pruiti Ciarello

by

Jenna Lo Bianco

on

2/12/2020

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

IF LIFE IS JUST LIKE ONE BIG DREAM

This year Italy is celebrating Fellini who was born in Rimini on 20 January 1920

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

HOW STRANGE TO BE NAMED FEDERICO

"“Either a film has something to say to you or it hasn't. If you are moved by it, you don't need it explained to you. If not, no explanation can make you moved by it." - Federico Fellini (1920-1993)

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

25/3/2020

Literature
Art & Culture

JYTTE HOLMQVIST MEETS MARY MARCUCCIO, VICE PRESIDENT AT THE DANTE ALIGHIERI SOCIETY

To honour Dante Alighieri on the 750th anniversary of his birth, 2020 sees celebrations worldwide of his life and great literary endeavours.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

25/3/2020

Art
Art & Culture

SOPRANO PIA HARRIS REDISCOVERS LA DOLCE VITA FOR HANSEL AND GRETEL

Growing up in an Italo-Australian family, Soprano Pia Harris has fond memories of being surrounded by music and food - two essential components of the beloved Hansel and Gretel story.

Music
Art & Culture

THE TRANSCULTURAL VERSATILITY OF THE MANDOLIN

In conversation with Carlo Aonzo, leader of "Carlo Aonzo Trio" that will be performing at Co.As.It. on 7 February

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

28/1/2020

Culture
Art & Culture

THE SHIFT THE ITALIAN CULTURE UNDERGOES FROM NEWLY ARRIVED ITALIANS

Rosaria"¯Zarro has acted as VMC Commissioner since 2017, when she was first appointed for this role by Minister for Foreign Affairs Robin Scott acting on behalf of the Daniel Andrews Labour government in Victoria.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

7/1/2020

Literature
Art & Culture

Meeting writer Gianrico Carofiglio at the Italian Institute of Culture of Melbourne

Gianrico Carofiglio, the multi-award winning Italian writer, translated in twenty-seven languages, visited Australia to attend the Byron Writers Festival in early August.

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Interview with local Italo-Australian filmmaker Vita Catalano

An aficionado of Italian arts and culture as well as a regular Segmento event attendee, Italo-Australian writer and teacher, producer and filmmaker Vita Catalano is a woman and force to be reckoned with.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

4/7/2019

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Jason Barry-Smith's Mimma Role Gives a Voice to Italian Activism

The Acclaimed Australian Baritone will make his debut as Aldo Marini when the musical premieres at Subiaco's The Regal Theatre on April 9.

Travel
Art & Culture

Matera: from Italy's national shame to European capital of culture

It's a familiar cycle throughout Italy and all over the world. The humble, traditional ways of living were abandoned, for a newer, more comfortable lifestyle.

by

Hayley J. Egan

on

20/2/2019

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Bernardo Bertolucci's epic legacy: a homage to an unorthodox filmmaker

I accept all interpretations of my films. The only reality is before the camera. Each film I make is kind of a return to poetry for me, or at least an attempt to create a poem (Bertolucci).

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

20/2/2019

Music
Art & Culture

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

Watching Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (CGS) play live is a transcendental experience. It's the power and intensity of the voices, the agile hands over the button accordion and the neck of the bouzouki.

by

Hayley J. Egan

on

14/2/2019

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Interview with Italian actress Valeria Solarino

Valeria Solarino is impressively prolific, starring in several movies almost every year since the inception of her acting career in the early 2000s.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

2/12/2018

Music
Art & Culture

Mario Biondi: the Italian baritone's first Australian tour

Italian soul and jazz sensation Mario Biondi is on his way to perform in Australia for the first time, and apparently, he couldn't be happier.

by

Hayley J. Egan

on

2/12/2018

Art & Culture

Dogman - Matteo Garrone's successful return to noir

Attention-grabbing and non-conventional Dogman (2018) by Matteo Garrone is one of the films included under Special Presentations in this year's Lavazza Italian Film Festival, and rightly so.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

6/9/2018

Art & Culture

My big gay Italian wedding

A light-hearted comedy delivers an important message

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

6/9/2018

Art & Culture

10 foodie things to do in Bologna

1. Start your day outside CaffਠVittorio Emanuele in Piazza Maggiore with a cappuccino and brioche (they'll also give you a glass of water to go with it), and watch the world unfold.

by

Rachael Martin

on

30/7/2018

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

From the floor to the big screen: Damian Walshe-Howling

I remember the scene vividly. He lay motionless on his back. Blood streaming from a number of gunshot wounds. He stares blankly back at us. Lifeless. Dead. The year was 2008 and 'Underbelly' was on our TV screens.

by

Jenna Lo Bianco

on

20/4/2018

Literature
Art & Culture

The poem that saved Luigi Strano from ending up behind barbed wire

It all depends / on what happened yesterday; / it all depends / on what the papers / say; / whether / today / you are a wog, / a New Australian / or an alien.

by

Gerardo Papalia

on

10/2/2018

Literature
Art & Culture

Many English words have entered the Italian language but the same can be said the other way around

When we think of linguistic influences in Australian culture we often think of the languages brought to us by migrants from foreign lands.

by

Jenna Lo Bianco

on

10/2/2018

Events
Art & Culture

NotteZero 2018 by Segmento Italian Magazine

Buffet style dinner with Italian deliciousness, lots of cocktails and wine to celebrate the three years of commitment and hard work of Segmento. Click on the image to read all the details (menu and program).

by

Daniele Curto

on

26/1/2018

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

A fortunate screening: Fortunata (2017) captivates Melbourne viewers

This year's Lavazza Italian Film Festival (Melbourne 14 September - 8 October, 2017) offered a selection of fine films, some of which have recently been released.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

15/1/2018

Culture
Art & Culture

How a "“Little Italian School" flourished into a big dream

Perth-based mother of three Tania Pietracatella has been enamoured with Italy and the Italian language ever since she first visited the Bel Paese on a family holiday when she was 12 years old.

by

Daniele Foti-Cuzzola

on

28/12/2017

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

The Venice Film Festival and its role in bringing to the fore arthouse movies from all over the world

The Venice International Film Festival 2017 (30 August to 9 September) marked 74 years since its inception in 1932.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

4/12/2017

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