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Italian Neorealism: reinventing the Cinema by Dr. Laura Rascaroli

neorealismo  To all Italian and cinema enthusiasts,

 we would like to invite you to attend our next event on Italian Cinematography


Italian Neorealism:

Reinventing the Cinema 


  a  presentation by

Dr. Laura Rascaroli


 Laura will talk us through the Italian  film movement “Il Neorealismo” also called The Golden Age of Italian Cinema” bringing us back to post-World War II Italy. She will reveal the nuances of this movement characterized by stories set amongst the poor and the working class, who experienced  economic difficulties. We will learn about the drastic changes in the Italian psyche and the conditions of everyday life, including poverty, oppression, injustice and the desperation of Italy at that time.


 join us on Wednesday 28th of May

in Cork City Library at 7 pm 

Free admission 

All welcome


About Laura Rascaroli

Laura Rascaroli is Senior Lecturer and Co-director, Film and Screen Media School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at University College Cork, Ireland. Her main field of research is modern and contemporary European cinema, on which she has published extensively, in edited collections as well as in journals including Screen, Framework, Film Criticism, Studies in French Cinema, Italian Studies and New Cinemas. She is the author of The Personal Camera: Subjective Cinema and the Essay Film (2009) and, with Ewa Mazierska, of From Moscow to Madrid: European Cities, Postmodern Cinema (2003), The Cinema of Nanni Moretti: Dreams and Diaries (2004) and Crossing New Europe: Postmodern Travel and the European Road Movie (2006). Most recently she edited the volumes The Cause of Cosmopolitanism: Dispositions, Models, Transformations (2010), with Patrick O’Donovan,and Antonioni: Centenary Essays (2011) with John David Rhodes. She is also currently the general editor of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media.


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