Giuseppe De Santis, Under the Olive Tree

Film - Feature | April 26 | 8-10:30 p.m. | 159 Mulford Hall

 Institute of European Studies, Italian Society at Berkeley, Human Rights Center, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Department of Gender and Women's Studies, ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Under the Olive Tree, aka Non c’é pace sotto gli ulivi (1950) describes a region south of Rome called Ciociaria. This visually beautiful film combines a highly stylized compositional style with elements of neorealism concerning the rural life of shepherds. A native of this region, Giuseppe De Santis returned here in the aftermath of World War II to make his third film along the ancient Via Appia. Both Alberto Moravia and Vittorio De Sica located pivotal scenes of their respective works, Two Women, in the same area. Dr. Marco Grossi of the Associazione Giuseppe De Santis will discuss this artistic lineage.

The Italian Society at Berkeley presents this special Italian Movie Night free and open to the public.

 All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

 All Audiences

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