The Centre for Film and Media Research are delighted to host an afternoon/evening event with our Leverhulme Visiting Professor, Vito Zagarrio on Wednesday 28th March 2018 from 3pm.
The event will begin at 3pm with a Special Screening of Tre giorni d’anarchia / Three Days of Anarchy (2005, Italy, Vito Zagarrio) in the Lupino Screening Room, followed by Q&A with the Director.
Following this will be the Leverhulme lecture which will take place at 5pm in Grimond Lecture Theatre 3 followed by a wine reception in Grimond Foyer.
- Special Screening of Tre giorni d’anarchia / Three Days of Anarchy (2005, Italy, Vito Zagarrio)
- Q&A with the Director
- Leverhulme Lecture: Vito Zagarrio: A Certain Tendency of Italian Cinema: Filming Italy in the New Millennium
- Wine Reception in Grimond Foyer
Vito Zagarrio is Professor of Cinema and Television at University of Rome 3 and the author of a dozen monographs and the editor of over thirty edited collections, including books on Francis Ford Coppola and on contemporary Italian cinema. He is also an established filmmaker whose directorial credits include La donna della luna (1987), Bonus Malus (1993) and Tre giorni d’anarchia (2006), as well as numerous documentary, short and television works. He is currently Professor of Cinema and Television at University of Rome 3, and this term is a Visiting Professor at the University of Kent.
Three Days of Anarchy is a historical drama documenting impact on a small Sicilian village of the power vacuum created between the fall of the Fascist government and the arrival of the American army in July 1943. It was Vito Zagarrio’s third feature film and stars Enrico Lo Verso (Il ladro di bambini/The Stolen Children and Lamerica). It will be screened in a new restoration, in Italian with English subtitles.
Leverhulme Lecture: Prof. Vito Zagarrio: A Certain Tendency of Italian Cinema: Filming Italy in the New Millennium
The title of this lecture can be considered an homage to the famous article by FrançoisTruffaut, ‘Une certain tendence du cinema français’, in which the French critic and director anticipated the emergence of the French New Wave. This title leads us to pose a series of questions. Is there such a thing as an ‘Italian New Wave’? Can one identify a ‘certain tendency’ of contemporary Italian Cinema? By posing such questions, this lecture will demonstrate that contemporary Italian cinema is living through a very interesting period in terms of style, mode of production, gender and genre. Addressing such case studies as the ‘Cinema del reale’ (the new documentary), post-Millennial comedy, and female directors and the notion of the Other, Prof. Zagarrio will draw on his first-hand observations of the contemporary Italian film scene to argue that this constitutes a particularly fertile moment for Italian cinema.
Professor Zagarrio is one of Italy’s leading and most prolific film scholars, the author of a dozen monographs and the editor of over thirty edited collections, including books on the cinema of the Fascist era and on Italian cinema of the Nineties and the New Millennium. He is a recognised expert on Italian cinema; film, history and the representation of Fascism; classical and contemporary Hollywood filmmakers; and film direction and the Italian film industry. He is also an established filmmaker with three feature-length films, nine medium-length/television fiction films and over three dozen documentary and compilation films to his credit. His directorial credits include La donna della luna (1987), Bonus Malus (1993) and Tre giorni d’anarchia (2006).
This event was made possible by the award of a Visiting Professorship to the University of Kent by the Leverhulme Trust.