12 masterpieces of Italian cinema to learn this beautiful language
Remember your old language classes at school and institute. The teacher probably made you listen to recordings or watch videos.
And if it were possible to work your understanding in the same way while watching movies and series?
In fact, the idea is nothing bad to learn a language. Here, we are going to speak Italian, but the method is the same for other languages (English, French, German, etc.). Remember that although at first you only understand a few words, as you see more, your level of understanding will increase without realizing it. Also, movies are a great help when discovering the customs and daily life of the different cities of Italy, the different accents, etc.
We have selected, therefore, 12 cult films, more or less recent, that will allow you to begin your learning of Italian and Italian culture.
To do it right, you have to go through the following stages:
- Watch the Italian movie in original version with Spanish subtitles.
- Then put on the same movie in the original version with Italian subtitles.
- Watch the movie again in the original version without subtitles.
- In this way, you can start listening, reading and vocabulary of the Italian language. Italian grammar will come with your free or paid Italian course.
Repeat stage 1 with as many movies as necessary before moving on to stage 2. The idea is that you feel how to learn at your own pace.
That said, let’s move on to our initial theme: the 12 movies you have to watch to learn Italian.
Discover, in addition, everything you need to know about Italian culture.
The last kiss: L’ultimo bacio
The last kiss is a film directed by Gabriele Muccino in 2001. The main actors are:
- Stefano Accorsi;
- Giovanna Mezzogiorno;
- Stefania Sandrelli;
- Martina Stella
The last kiss is Gabriele Muccino’s 3rd movie. With numerous awards, he has received, among others, five David di Donatello (the equivalent of the Goya):
- Best director;
- Better assembly;
- Better sound;
- Better production;
- Best Supporting Actress (Stefania Sandrelli).
There is an American remake of L’ultimo Bacio.
The synopsis of this film is very simple: we follow several couples of Italian couples in their thirties, in crisis. After a few years of life in common, certain problems arise in couples who give adultery and disappointment (or hate). The film revolves around the themes of love, concern over time and old age.
According to viewers, the film is a realistic chronicle of love in modern times. The interpretation of the actors means that we can fully identify with them and that we enter fully into these stories, both touching and touching. Of course, without entering the typical cliches of comedies of customs.
If you like the movie, give the second part a chance. Kiss me again (Baciami ancora). Will not disappoint you.
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