The Department of French and Italian

Italian Placement Testing on 08/28 in HRH 2.106B @ 1:30 pm

Italian Film

Thu, September 27, 2007 | MEZ BO.306 100 (basement)

8:00 PM

After the success of La Seconda Volta, Calopresti trumped himself with La Parola Amore Esiste (1998). Notions of an ideal lover catalyzed the framework for this film, which presents a quandary about sentimentality in the face of life's disappointments. Angela, a spoiled and lonely obsessive compulsive played by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, practically stalks Marco, a cello teacher played by Fabrizio Bentivoglio, after a random encounter leads her to project all her romantic notions onto him. Though the strong soundtrack effectively punctuates significant moments, a paucity of dialogue puts great stock in the actors' skill. Tedeschi's stiff-legged and discomfiting Angela, completely involves us in the drama, as her hard-to-love character unravels while she waits (in vain?) for the resolution of her romantic sentiments. ~Jennie Rose

Sponsored by: Il Circolo Italiano

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Tavola Italiana

Informal Italian conversation practice Fridays 3-4pm at the Texas Union's Cactus Café. Open to all students of Italian. Contact Antonella Olson for more information.

Le Cercle français

Informal French conversation practice Fridays in the Texas Union's Cactus Café from 3-4pm. Open to all students of French. Contact Nancy Guilloteau for more information.


Italian Placement Testing 

Professor Antonella will be administering placement exams on Monday, August 28th in HRH 2.106B at 1:30 pm. If you are seeking to take an Italian Language Placement Test, please attend this session. Due to time constraints makeups are not guranteed.

Cineforum Italiano

Hosting Italian films with English subtitles every Thursdays at 8:00 pm in Mezes B0.306. 

  • Department of French and Italian

    University of Texas at Austin
    201 W 21st Street STOP B7600
    HRH 2.114A
    Austin, TX 78712-1800