MICHELE D. SERRA NEW ITALIAN CINEMA SERIES
The faculty in the Italian Studies program annually sponsors the “Michele D. Serra New Italian Cinema Series,” dedicated to hosting film events and guests chosen from the new Italian cinema scene.
The Series is named after Michele Domenico Serra (1937-2018), author of books on cinema and multicultural studies, among which "Il giro del mondo in 80 film. Il cinema dell'intercultura" (Il Castoro, 2003), "Hugo Cabret – Dal linguaggio scritto a quello cinematografico" (Comune di Venezia, 2015), "Incontro di frontiera – Cristiani e Musulmani, un possibile canto nuovo" (2015). For 24 years, he organized the "Premio Città di Venezia" with the City of Venice, inviting Third World Cinema authors and actors to showcase their work at the prestigious Venice International Film Festival.
Michele Serra was also a long time juror at the Gallio Film Festival delle Opere Prime, a festival dedicated to first works by new Italian filmmakers, held on the scenic Asiago plateau, the third week of July. This Film Series is possible also thanks to the collaboration between Florida Atlantic University and the Gallio Film Festival.
In October 2018, the first event welcomed filmmaker Andrea D’Ambrosio and his documentary “Biutiful Cauntri” (2007).
Left: the audience at the presentation. Right: Andrea D'Ambrosio in the center between Dr. Rutheberg and Dr. Serra.
Filmmaker Renzo Carbonera and his first feature film, “Resina” (2017) at FAU in February 2019.
Left: a moment of the the presentation. Right: Renzo Carbonera the fourth from the right, among the audience.