Vogliamo anche le rose – “We Want Roses Too”

Thursday, December 06, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Italian Institute of Culture – Melbourne
233 Domain Rd, South Yarra

Entrance free but RSVP essential.
E:  iicmelbourne@esteri.it; T: (03) 9866 5931

This film portrays the deep change brought on by the sexual revolution and the feminist movement in Italy during the 1960s and 1970s. It looks again at recent events from a female point of view, through the first-hand accounts provided by the diaries of three women. Anita, Teresa and Valentina come from different Italian regions and different social backgrounds, but share the same feelings: they no longer feel part of a society based on the patriarchal family, on the power of “husbands” and on the supremacy of males, which requires them to be efficient mothers, obedient wives and virtuous daughters.

The film will be preceded by a brief introduction by Dr Mirna Cicioni, Honorary Research Fellow, Monash University and Dr Alex Martinis Roe, Head of Sculpture, ANU School of Art & Design.

Alina Marazzi (born in 1964), lives and works in Milano, Italy. A documentary film director. Has worked as assistant director for feature films and video art projects. Her critically acclaimed “Un’ora sola ti vorrei” won best Italian documentary at the 2002 Torino Film Festival, and received special mentions by the jury at the 2002 Locarno Film Festival and at and at the international It’s All True Festival in São Paulo in 2003.

Mirna Cicioni worked for 27 years as a professor of Italian Studies at the Universities of La Trobe and the University of Melbourne.  Mirna worked for 12 years as a community interpreter in the Melbourne area and has published articles on women’s movements in Italy, an introductory monograph on Primo Levi, and various articles on post-WWII Italian Jewish writers. At the moment Mirna is working on an article on Italian westerns.