Italian Film Study

EF Film Study: Buongiorno, notte


ISBN: 978-0-9824845-6-2

Giuseppe Tassone


Marco Bellocchio's award-winning Buongiorno, notte -- based on the 1978 kidnapping and killing of Aldo Moro, president of the Christian Democratic party in Italy, by the Red Brigades -- offers an insightful perspective of the social, political and economic crises that engulfed Italy during this troubled period in its history.

This new film study text covers six, 15-to-20 minute sequences of the film each ending with the possibility of predicting what comes next, plus an upfront biography and interview with Bellocchi.

  • 68 pages, softcover
  • "Spunti culturali" on topics related to the film, such as, "Le Brigate Rosse, Stato e Chiesa in Italia, La Democrazia Cristiana," etc.
  • "Curiosita'" throughout
  • Varied exercises for comprehension, grammar, class discussion, vocabulary building, and writing.
  • No DVD included.

The Edizioni Farinelli Film Study Program is the most systematic approach to learning Italian through film. Teachers can keep their curriculm fresh and interesting by introducing film as an excellent practice activity. University students and self-study learners build language skills through focused viewing of Italian film. High school students taking advanced-level Italian courses and preparing for standardized exams in Italian can enjoy film while improving their knowledge of language and culture.

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“I am very pleased that Buongiorno, notte is now included in this extremely useful film study series.”
Alessia Valfredini
Italian Language Coordinator
Fordham University, Bronx, NY