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The Italian Cultural Institute in London opens itself to the world
with new Director Marco Delogu.

On 10 July, Marco Delogu officially takes charge as the new Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in London. Delogu, the first ever photographer to be appointed Head of an Italian Cultural Institute, has declared on many occasions his desire to include innovative ways of promoting “classical and contemporary Italian culture” activities during his tenure.

London will play a fundamental role during the new course: it includes more than 130 different nationalities, which the Institute will want to positively engage with”, declared Delogu. The new Director will work with every cultural shade, with writers, artists, academics, directors, musicians, and many other people from the world of culture, giving voice also to the lesser known people representing contemporary Italy.

Italian photography will clearly assume a crucial position: it will be promoted through a renewed dialogue with cultural and academic institutions. Delogu intends to take “the Institute outside the walls of the Institute”, enriching the already vast calendar of in-house events, with new collaborations which present Italian culture in an innovative way to a wider and more diverse audience.

As far as photography is concerned, Delogu has worked on important projects with representatives of British culture: Don McCullin, Martin Parr, David Spero, Gerry Badger, the writer Geoff Dyer, the historian David Forgacs, Simon Roberts, Leonie Hampton, David Chandler, Paul Graham, and many more. He has founded “FotoGrafia – The International Festival in Rome”, of which he is the Artistic Director, as well as directing Capalbio Fotografia and the publishing house “Punctum”.

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Sarah Pennacchi
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Dear Friends of the Italian Cultural Institute,

Many thanks to all of you who have been following our June events and taken part in the Institute’s commemorations for the centenary of Italy’s entrance in WWI.
Our July/August summer calendar will see some of our successful series carrying on and a variety of topics, from Theatre to current events.

Our collaboration with the Estorick Collection will bring us another ART event on 8/7 : ‘Pirandello: father and son’, Fabio Benzi, Francesco Leone and Flavia Matitti in conversation. On the occasion of the Estorick Collection’s exhibition Fausto Pirandello 1899 – 1975, the speakers will talk about the life of artist Fausto Pirandello and his relationship with his father, the dramatist Luigi Pirandello. MORE

Pasquale Q. Terracciano
Ambassador of Italy

We regret that due to the volume of requests and proposals
that we receive, we cannot guarantee a reply to all.

Don’t miss the BFI’s summer of Italian cinema.
Highlights include De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves plus
The Eclipse -the third, arguably best, of Antonioni’s “trilogy” about troubled relationships






Thursday, September 10, 2015


What is Italy doing these days and what about the Italians? These are questions which often arise in international debates for the role of the nation and also for the significant (and growing) number of Italians living abroad. And this happens today more >>>


-Pasolini: Poetry & Politics: ACCATTONE

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Pasolini: Poetry & Politics: ACCATTONE

Dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy 1961, 117min, cert. 15Accattone (played by Franco Citti) is a layabout-pimp from the Roman underclass who lives off a prostitute until she ends up in jail. It’s a story set among the society’s sub-proletariat, where good >>>


-Pasolini: Poetry & Politics: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW

Monday, September 14, 2015

Pasolini: Poetry & Politics: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW

Dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy-France 1964, 140 mins, cert. 18The story of Jesus' life is well-known: the birth of Christ, the madness of Herod, the exile in Egypt, the return to Jerusalem. After persuading twelve fishermen to follow him, Jesus of Nazareth >>>


-EMERGENCY EXIT - Young Italians abroad by Brunella Filì + Q&A with the Director

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

EMERGENCY EXIT - Young Italians abroad by Brunella Filì + Q&A with the Director

Introduced by Diego Mantoan (Ca' Foscari Alumni.) London based Patrizia Pierazzo interviewed in the documentary will also be present. Emergency Exit is a documentary project about Italy and the consequences of the last 20 years of politics on the >>>


-Pasolini: Poetry & Politics: PIGSTY

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Pasolini: Poetry & Politics: PIGSTY

Dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy-France 1969, 98 mins, cert. 15Porcile (Pigsty) is a film composed from two separate stories, one interwoven against the other. The first episode tells the story of a middle-class family headed by a German fascist father >>>


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