Italian comedy ambassadors
We started to work on the Italian Comedy and on the Italian patrimony movies with a class of 15 italophone students in 10th grade registered in ‘Esabac’ _ a binational Franco-Italian section.
In a first instance, we came to Jacques-Tati theater in order to watch a couple of Italian classic movies as part of the Italian cinema patrimony.
The movies that were watched such as Mariage Italian Style, Divorce Italian Style, Big Deal on Madonna Street, the Easy Life and last but not least Down and Dirty; enabled the students to familiarized themselves with this Italian comedy genre. Each session was generally followed by a lecture animated by a film critic or a cinema specialist. Moreover, in order to shed a new light on the actual Comedy, the movie director Baya Kasmi came in class to talk about her movies (comedy movies) but also about the influence that Italian Comedy had on her art.
See attached a couple of reviews made by the students
Project activities (already done this year, or possible in the future to continue...)
- mash up comedy films - with a specialist editor in Mashup
- meeting with a specialist and distributor of the Italian Comedy in France (as Simon Timsit)
- Misappropriation of the famous scenes of the Italian Comedy with the dubbing and subtitling technics
- Translation in a modern French, almost slangy of some scenes from Il process di Frine.
- Presentation of the works in Jacques Tati theater and other cinema rooms or festivals about Italian films
- Exchange of works with a high school in Bologna in collaboration with Cineteca and Cinema ritovato festival...
Sandra Millot, Professor at Suger de Saint-Denis High School.
Mariantonia Desire is a country girl with a name that says it all. Brought to court on charges of having poisoned his mother-in-law, she will be successfully defended by his lawyer.
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