Italian Textbooks

Italian Through Contemporary Film
ISBN: 978-1-937923-19-8

Elisa Dossena Silvia Dupont


An untraditional textbook

  • Deep analyses of short clips carefully selected from 10 award-winning, 21st century Italian films

  • Discussion of contemporary Italian society -- influence of the church, changes in society, politics, immigration, unemployment, and the pervasive influence of commercial TV

  • Pre-viewing and post-viewing exercises; original literature; grammar explanations of each unit

  • 232 pages, illustrated

NOTE: The text does not include a DVD with the films. Please see below links to the films. Most of them can be watched on stream on Amazon except the oldest two -- Buongiorno Notte and Le chiavi di casa. However, these two DVDs are easy to find in libraries or can be purchased online.

Habemus papam:

Mine vaganti:

La ragazza del lago:

Ricordati di me:

Giorni e nuvole:

La grande bellezza:

Il capitale umano:

Buongiorno Notte:

Io sono li:

Le chiavi di casa:

“This textbook is a breath of fresh air.”
Alessia Blad
Associate Lecturer & Coordinator of Italian Language courses
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Sequenze is rich, varied, engaging, and fun.”
Colleen M. Ryan
Professor of Italian
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
“...The strength of this book for intermediate to advanced courses is undoubtedly in its multiple approach to the teaching of Italian through cinema and of Italian cinema through language.”
Clarissa Clo'
Director of the Italian Studies Program
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA