A WHOLE WEEK OF CINEMA AND MOREJanuary 23, 2011
Organized by both the English and the Italian department for the first time in our School, we present the Week of 18th century bourgeoise revolutions starting off this Monday. This interesting period in History eventually led to the building of the Modern State as we conceive it today, being the birth of Italy as a country the best example of this process. The historical context will be set by a lecture and debate with Professor Peredo Pombo on Monday and it will go on all through the week with the following movies:
Romanticism, adventure, noblemen fighting for freedom and love… everything you might have found in Antonio Banderas’ films (helped by Anthony Hopkins), based in the fictional character El Zorro. It is just this was shot some decades before.
Now we go deeper (and more seriously) into History with this recreation of the rise and fall of Oliver Cromwell, also known for having been appointed as Lord Protector. The English speaking part is to be rounded with a film set in the United States of America The Patriot, starring Mel Gibson.