Books on the Big Screen


Instructor: Prof. Cristina Caracchini  

This course will introduce students to the cinematic works of some of the best-known contemporary Italian directors, and to the bestselling novels that inspired them. Our lessons will be filled by the extraordinary destinies of passionate, original, and thought-provoking Italian characters whose lives have been stricken by events that will turn them upside down forever. Scared children fighting against too familiar kidnappers, well-established judges challenging the very judicial system that they represent, and journalists opposing political censorship will provide us with examples of courage, heroism and engagement.
Click here to check the official syllabus!



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