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IL DIVO SNAPS TOP AWARD AT SILVER RIBBON





Paolo Sorrentino's poltical drama Il Divo took the top prize at Italy's Silver Ribbons awards.

Il Divo, about the life of seven-time prime minister Giulio Andreotti scooped up the top honor of director of best film and three top recognitions including best producer, best screenplay and best actor honors from Toni Servillo's performance.

(Sheri Jennings, 29 June 2009)



HOW TO STAY IN LUXURY FOR LESS THIS SUMMER
Still haven't booked your summer holidays? Then one of these ideas might be what you are looking for.

Volcanic value. Sicilian sunshine, grapes, antique wooden wine on the eastern side of the
island, in the Mount Etna National Park, its fertile gardens are home to an eruption of old
roses, camelias and magnolias.


Medici madness. How about Poggio Bortoli, a 15th century villa in the Tuscan town of
Vicchio, half an hour from Florence? Built as a summer residence from the Medicis, the
property has all modern comfs.

(Sandra O'Connell, The Irish Times 20 June 2009)



BACH: THE ART OF FUGUE
Lorenzo Ghielmini Il suonar parlante

Bach's Art of Fugue is simply great and complex, it is an intellectual monument than a
musical statement by the Italian organist and harpsichordist Lorenzo Ghielmini.

This new recording offers a performance by a consort of viols, with variety provided by
solos over piano.

This is a fresh and intriguing take on a work that's often made to seem indigestible.

(Michael Dervan, Music Reviews 19 June 2009)




TORNATORE'S BAARIA TO INAUGURATE 66th VENICE FEST
Venice 2009 opening film





Written and directed by Oscar winner Giuseppe Tornatore, Baaria will open the 66th Venice Film Festival from September 2-12 directed by Marco Muller.

Baaria, which will have its world preniere on September 2 in the Sala Grande of the Palazzo del Cinema, is the first Italian film in 20 years to open the festival. It represents one of the biggest Italian projects in years, with a budget of 28 million euros.
The film starts Francesco Scinnia and Margareth Made' in a star-studden cast including Monica Bellucci, Angela Molina, Nicole Grimaudo, Luigi Lo Cascio, Enrico Lo Verso, Laura Chiatti, Michele Placido, Paolo Briguglio, Donatella Finocchiaro and Raul Bova.



FILM ON IRISH TRANSGENDER PERSON WINS RIGHTS AWARD

A film telling the true story of an Irish transgender person was presented with a human rights film in Dublin last night at the gala for the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) Human Rights Film School competition.

Winnin short film My Identity was directed by Vittoria Colonna. The documentary tells of the battle and discrimination faced by transgender person Lee and the impact which his identity had on his daughter Siobhan.

(Genevieve Carbery, The Irish Times 12 June 2009)



ISOLATED IN FASCIST ITALY
A novel that juxtaposes an Irishwoman's alienation in Italy with the evolution of Fascism





The Second World War is an interesting subject in an Irish context but the subject doesn't seem to penetrate the Irish creative consciuosness so often. Christine Dwyer Hickey breaks up this silence with her Last train from Liguria, a novel largely set in Italy during the 1930s which charts the evolution of fascist Italy alongside the developing story of an Irishwoman who works as a governess to a Jewish-Italian family.
The novel undoubtely confirms Christine's excellence on social observation: the juxtaposition of the protagonist's alienation with the collective unfeeling that was Europe fascism makes this novel a profound and interesting work.

(Katy Hayes, The Irish Times, June 6th, 2009)



THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE

Bad times for architects in Ireland: there's likely to be a further round of redundances by September but Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects, who won the World Building of the Year award for the Bocconi University in Milan last year, believes that now with fewer projects being commisioned due to the recession, what is built will be more considered and significant. "Archietecture is a belief in the future satisfying a need for a shelter and also for a community" - she says - "There's building and there's architecture. Buildings just keep out the rain, but architecture means something more to society because it has lasting value".

(Frank McDonald, The Irish Times, June 6th, 2009)


THIS IS NOT AN OFFICE
What's going to happen to all the empty office buildings around the country?
They will be filled with art!





On the floors above and below, it's another day at the office. We're in a huge, exciting space, there are no desks, no carpets and wall aren't quite finished. It isn't anything yet, it feels as if it's waiting for a purpose, so it offered so many alternatives for stories, for art. As Aoife Tunney - the curator of work.in.space an exhibition by Ra Di Martino and other artists - "an empty office absolutely phenomenal as art space".

This office-as-art-space phenomenon is not a first but the curator hopes there will be something wider. "The fact it's in a space that isn't a gallery or an institution I hope will open it up and entice a different audience".


(Jemma Tipton, The Irish Times Magazine, June 6th, 2009)




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