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Screening of "Welcome to the North" by Luca Miniero

Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

Screening of "Welcome to the North" by Luca Miniero

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The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute

Silvio Marchetti

is pleased to invite you to 

the screening of


 Welcome to the North

(Benvenuti al Nord) 


 by Luca Miniero

(2012, 106 min)



Tuesday, October 16th


Italian Cultural Institute
500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450
Chicago, IL 60611


The quirky postal workers of "Welcome to the South" reverse direction, arriving with more quirk in helmer Luca Miniero's follow-up, "Welcome to the North."

Following his eye-opening experience in the south, Alberto (Claudio Bisio) returns home to Milan with a promotion. Buddy Mattia (Alessandro Siani), from the laidback post office in Campania, gets transferred to Milan just when a new worker-efficiency system is introduced that makes everyone rebel. Mattia proves to wife Maria (Valentina Lodovini, playing the only character rather than caricature) that he's got gumption, and Alberto convinces wife Silvia (Angela Finocchiaro) that he's not all business. Skewering north/south stereotypes gets honest chuckles. 


In Italian with English subtitles.  A light reception will be offered.


Reservations kindly suggested. 

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Italian Cultural Institute
500 N Michigan Avenue
Suite 1450
Chicago, 60611

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

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Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

500 N Michigan Ave., Suite 1450

Chicago, IL 60611


Currently active in all the major cities of the five continents, the ninety Italian Cultural Institutes serve as an ideal meeting place for intellectuals, artists, and cultural operatives, as well as for ordinary citizens, both Italian and foreign, who wish to establish or maintain a relationship with our country. By acting not only as a showcase and source of current information on Italy, but also as a driving force behind initiatives and projects of cultural cooperation, the Italian Cultural Institute has become a focal point for both the Italian communities abroad and the growing demand for Italian culture throughout the world.

By extending the role of Embassies and Consulates, the Italian Cultural Institutes offer the most effective tools for promoting a worldwide image of Italy as a center of production, preservation, and dissemination of culture from the Classical Age until today. Along with organizing cultural events in a vast array of areas, including art, music, cinema, theatre, dance, fashion, design, and photography, the Italian Cultural Institutes:

  • Offer the opportunity to learn Italian language and culture through the organization of courses, the management of libraries and the preparation of educational and editorial materials;
  • Provide the networks and the premises to facilitate the integration of Italian operators in the process of cultural exchange and production at an international level;
  • Provide information and logistic support to public and private cultural operators, both Italian and foreign;
  • Continuously support initiatives aimed at promoting an intercultural dialogue based on the principles of democracy and international solidarity.
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