Timeshift profiles a new wave of Italian crime fiction that has emerged to challenge the conventions of the detective novel. There are no happy endings in these noir tales, only revelations about Italy's dark heart - a world of corruption, unsolved murders and the mafia.
The programme features exclusive interviews with the leading writers from this new wave of noir, including Andrea Camilleri (creator of the Inspector Montalbano Mysteries) and Giancarlo De Cataldo (Romanzo Criminale), who explains how his work as a real-life investigating judge inspired his work. From the other side of the law, Massimo Carlotto talks about how his novels were shaped by his wrongful conviction for murder and years spent on the run from the police.
The film also looks at the roots of this new wave. Carlo Emilio Gadda (That Awful Mess) used the detective novel to expose the corruption that existed during Mussolini's fascist regime and then, after the Second World War, Leonardo Sciascia's crime novels (The Day of The Owl) tackled the rise of the Sicilian mafia. These writers established the rules of a new kind of noir that drew on real events and offered no neat endings.
Also featuring Italian writers Carlo Lucarelli and Barbara Baraldi, the film uses rarely seen archive from Italian television.
Cari studenti delle classi di italiano,
In joining the Dante Alighieri Committee a few months ago, I wanted to find out if students of the Dante scuola favoured an informal student association. We each attend lessons and come to know our classmates, without seeing most of the other people who make up the school roll.
There are plenty of things that could be done, but if you’re interested, what would YOU like?
Please contact me, I’d love to hear your ideas.
Sandra e Maria Fresia are pleased to offer two Italian tours in 2017:
- 10 days (10 nights) in Terracina
- 12 days (12 nights) in Liguria
1) Terracina Study Tour, 28 August - 7 September 2017
Max 14 participants.
10 days especially designed for people (with prior knowledge of Italian) who want to further improve the language. Formal lessons every day, along with outings e passeggiate in un’atmosfera familiare. The hotel is in the centre of Terracina, therefore there will be many opportunities to meet locals and practice the language in daily Italian life.
2) Liguria Tour, 13 - 25 September 2017
Max 14 participants.
12 days touring the Liguria region. For anyone who is interested in exploring this wonderful area- students, partners of students, and friends are very welcome as no knowledge of the Italian language is necessary.
If you would like to know more, please email Maria Fresia.