Learn Italian with movies and TV programs
Learning a language is also a matter of quantity input and full immersion in the culture and usage of the other language. Original videos and movies are therefore a great help in providing this input, in a pleasant way. And remember that repetition - replaying the video - is another key aspect in learning.
Watching movies in their original version is a quite effective way to learn Italian, while enjoying a story and authentic dialogues. Beginners could start with subtitles in their own language, then as a second step see the movie again with subtitles in Italian.
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A sketch from Pasolini's "Curd Cheese", with Orson Welles in the role of a Marxist, bossy director...
A 20-min long feature film, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, with Andrea Bocelli and Monica Bellucci...
A 2010 TV movie on St. Filippo Neri's street kids, starring Gigi Proietti [10 min].
A classic Italian comedy, starring Vittorio De Sica and Gina Lollobrigida [4 min].
The shepherd's bread, which was to last several months [10 min].
The 7th episode of a popular comedy, full of gags and funny moments. [10 min]
Marriage Italian style, starring Sofia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni [7 min].
Don Milani's fight with the class-biased school system and methods of the 1960's [6 min].
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Excerpts from Movies and Theatre
- Roberto Benigni and Massimo Troisi's Non ci resta che piangere: The Customs Officer scene [2 min]
- Buccio di Ranallo: L'Aquila, una città in Luce, a 2003 movie by Accademia dell'Immagine [12 min]
- Don Camillo e l'onorevole Peppone [5 min]
- Luigi Comencini: Pane, amore e fantasia
- Antonio De Curtis (Totò): from Miseria e nobiltàThe villager who needs to write a letter [5 min]
- Eduardo De Filippo, Questi Fantasmi: Neapolitan coffee-making with Sofia Loren [3 min] | De Filippo coffee scene [7 min]
- Vittorio De Sica: Matrimonio all'Italiana (Marriage Italian style)
- Federico Fellini, from La Dolce Vita: The Trevi Fountain scene with Mastroianni and Exberg [4 min] | Totò sells the Trevi Fountain [4 min]
- From the 1959 movie Ferdinando I, re di Napoli: Pulcinella against King Ferdinand, [4 min]
- Anna Magnani Retrospective
- Mario Monicelli's Amici Miei: The Pisa Tower scene
- Pier Paolo Pasolini: La Ricotta
- Gigi Proietti: "Meeting the Pope", from Preferisco il Paradiso
- From Dino Risi's Il Sorpasso: Antonioni and Modugno clip (2:28 minutes), The Final scene (3:46 minutes)
- Roberto Rossellini: from Paisà [14 min]
- Steno's Un Americano a Roma: Macaroni scene [3 min]
- Carlo Vanzina, Un'Estate al Mare: 7th episode
- Franco Zeffirelli: Omaggio a Roma
TV shows & interviews
- Roberto Benigni: Speech at the Quirinale |
- The Four Ducklings
- Carosello 1967 - Going to the restaurant
- Giuseppe Fiorello: As I put on this coppola
- L'Angelo Muto (the Dumb Angel), an interview with Luisa Nardecchia
- Sciacca, a film set for Pietro Germi
- Gigi Proietti: The old man of fairy tales | Dante and Beatrice duet [8 minutes]
- Carlo Verdone: Un Vigile Attento [8 minutes]
- Voice of Italy 2014: Suor Cristina