New Italian movies to watch

New Italian movies to watch

Are you always looking for new resources to improve your Italian? Look no further, because today I’m going to give you a small list of new Italian movies you can watch. The nest – Il nido The nest is an Italian horror/drama movie directed by Roberto de Feo. Here’s the plot. Samuel is a wheelchair-bound child who lives with his mother Elena in an isolated villa surrounded by the woods. Elena doesn’t allow Samuel to leave the house so he grows up protected but deeply unsatisfied for the situation he’s living in. Moreover, strange things keep happening in the house.…

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Italian comedies to watch – Adriano Celentano

Italian comedies to watch - Adriano Celentano

  Adriano Celentano is a celebrity in Italy. He’s a famous Italian singer, composer and actor. He was nicknamed “Il Molleggiato” because of his dancing. His career as a singer started in 1956 with a boy band but the real success would come only three years later with the song Il tuo bacio è come il rock. Since then, he has sold over 150 million records and produced many famous songs such as 24.000 baci, Azzurro, Una carezza in un pugno, etc. But as I already mentioned, Adriano Celentano worked also as an actor. He played in 40 films, mostly…

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Italian drama film – Three films you might like

Watching Italian films is surely a way to learn Italian better and to understand or discover some aspects of the Italian culture. In a previous article, I listed five Italian comedy films, today, I’ll list three Italian drama films you might like. Roma città aperta Roma città aperta – Rome open city – is a 1945 Italian drama film directed by Roberto Rossellini. This film won many awards, including Cannes’ Grand Prize. The film is set in Rome during the second world war, when German SS troops occupied the city. Some German soldiers are trying to arrest the engineer Giorgio…

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Italian possessive adjectives and pronouns

Italian possessive adjectives and pronouns

In Italian possessive adjectives and pronouns have the same form. However they are used differently. Indeed, while possessive adjectives are used with the nouns they refer to, possessive pronouns replace nouns. Examples: La tua macchina è bella (your car is beautiful)                        La tua macchina è più bella della mia (your car is more beautiful than mine) As you can see from the examples above, the Italian possessive adjective tua is placed before the noun it refers to, macchina, while the Italian possessive pronoun mia replaces the noun macchina. POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES Possessive adjectives are generally preceded by a definite…

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Italian movies – Comedies

Italian movies

Movies are the mirror of a culture. They show its beliefs, its way of being, its traditions and so on. For this reason, I’ve decided to write a series of articles about Italian movies. I’ll start from my favorite: Italian comedies. Italian film producers shoot many comedies every year. Today I’ll list only five of the Italian comedies that have been shot during the years: MISERIA E NOBILTA’ – POVERTY AND NOBILITY Miseria e nobiltà is an Italian comedy directed by Mario Mattioli in 1954. The story is about Felice Sciosciamocca, a man who lives in a small flat with…

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