ITA311H5 • Italian Cinema: Comedies and Comedians

(Offered in English) This course examines an integral part of Italian cinema - Commedia all'italiana (Comedy, Italian Style) of the 1950s, and the ways in which it continues to influence film comedies today. As the subgenre is deeply rooted in the external contexts that surround a film’s release, discussions will attempt to answer whether laughter can indeed be the best medicine. Films analyzed include Divorce Italian-Style, The Easy Life, Life Is Beautiful, Marriage Italian-Style, Quo vado?.

Open to all students. If enrolled in an Italian Minor, Major or Specialist program: ITA200Y5 or ITA201Y5 or permission of department.
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