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Cineclub at the Institute: "Ignorance is Bliss"

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Italian Cultural Institute

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Registration for non members begins on April 24

Cineclub at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

New Comedy Italian-Style

Introduced by Professors of Italian from Universities throughout Chicago, the six films included in this series belong to the genre Comedy Italian style and approach contemporary social issues with a humorous touch. A discussion in Italian will follow the screening.

Screening of "Ignorance is Bliss" (Beata ignoranza)

Directed by Massimiliano Bruno

Introduced by: Professor Chiara Fabbian, University of Chicago

Ernesto and Filippo, two high school teachers, couldn’t be more different: Filippo is a cheerful liberal who is constantly online. Handsome and youthful, he is a serial seducer on the social networks. Instead, Ernesto is a stern conservative, rigorously computerless. He is probably the last person around who still has a first-generation cell phone and his teaching methods are very traditional. They used to be best friends but an unresolved fight kept them far apart, until the day fate intervened and they found themselves teaching at the same school. Their opposite viewpoints will soon and inevitably lead to a new clash. The internet will force them to deal with their past, which resurfaces in the shape of Nina, a young woman who conducts an experiment on them: Filippo must try to leave the world of Internet and Ernesto must try to enter it.

2017
102 minutes
With Marco Giallini, Alessandro Gassman
In Italian with English subtitles

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