It is fun to share different ways of studying a new language. I’m happy to say that watching movies has really helped improve my Italian. If you saw my last post on Cinema you will know that it resonated with a lot of you. Learning Italian with cinema has never been this fun. So in this post are 5 more movies to watch if you’re learning Italian:
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1. Habemus Papam (2011):
Habemus Papam is a movie by Nanni Moretti starring himself.
The story revolves around a cardinal who doesn’t want to be elected Pope so he secretly escapes the chambers of the Vatican.
Nanni Moretti plays the role of the Pope’s psychoanalyst in the movie while Margherita Buy plays his wife. Both exceptional actors makes Habemus Papam a must watch if you’re an Italian language learner. Watch it here on Prime.
2. Venuto al Mondo (2012):
Venuto al Mondo is based on the book of the same name by Margaret Mazzantini.
It is the story of motherhood in the backdrop of war in Sarajevo.
It is also the story of redemption with an unusual twist.
Venuto al Mondo is yet another fabulous Italian film but very heavy and emotional. Recommend you to watch it on a day when you feel most strong.
3. La Pazza Gioia (2016):
La Pazza Gioia is a movie on female friendships and takes place in a mental clinic.
It is how two women from different backgrounds come together in unpredictable circumstances. This movie is a nice change from the regular drama and a great way to study Italian.
If you’re in the States La Pazza Gioia is available on Prime.
4. Viaggio Sola (2013):
Learning Italian with cinema is super fun when you have movies by Margherita Buy!
Viaggio Sola is a story of a 40-something woman and her career as a secret hotel critique for five star hotels.
In the film Margherita Buy travels from Puglia and Tuscany to Paris and Gstaad. There is tons of background drama and loneliness showing a different side of an unmarried woman’s life. You might find yourself heavily invested in this rare story line.
You can watch Viaggio Sola on Prime.
5. Il Gioiellino (2011):
Il Gioiellino is a true story of fraud committed by Italian company Parmalat during the early 1990s.
The film revolves around corruption at a multinational level. While the facts and names have been changed throughout the film, the story remains true to what happened in the 90s.
Toni Servillo is in the lead and gives an outstanding performance as always.
You can buy the DVD for Il Gioiellino here.
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Have you seen any of these movies?? Isn’t watching movies the best way to study Italian??
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