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Rosa Ballesteros will speak on Italian Neorealism in the cycle of conferences of the Ateneo Libre

The Ateneo Libre de Benalmádena continues with its activity tomorrow day 10with the conference of the Doctor in History of the University of Malaga Rosa, María Ballesteros García, about him Italian Neorealist Cinema. The talk will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Casa de la Culturadel Arroyo de la Miel.

Ballesteros will speak about this movement, its antecedents, its alliance with social cinema and its impact on other cinematographies, especially in Spain. As advanced from the cultural entity, neorealism was a cinematographic movement born in Italy after World War II and responded, in principle, to the need of Italian directors due to the artistic limitation of the industry in those years; and also, in response to the frivolity shown by the films made during the years of Fascism, the time of the so-called “white telephones” – the 30s and the beginning of the 40s.

In this way, it was closely linked to the aftermath of the Second World War, making it a critical genre, thematically focused on the daily life of the pópolo, with the focus of attention on the problems of the community, leaving behind the individualistic touch of the previous stage thanks to the work of professionals in the sector: directors, screenwriters and the work carried out by its actors and actresses.

The international recognition of neorealism came from the hand of the Hollywood Oscar awarded to The Shoe Shiner (Vittorio De Sica, 1946). This leap made its influence cross borders to other cinemas and directors, for example, in Spain, in the first films of Berlanga and Bardem.

The Ateneo Libre de Benalmádena was created with the purpose of spreading culture, “disseminating and making available to citizens a series of knowledge and reflections on current problems for discussion, clarifying concepts and avoiding prejudices to achieve a better society,” explains his President, Jesús Lobillos,

Regarding the projected programming for the last two months of the year, next Wednesday 17, attendees will learn about Concepts of current ceramics from the hand of Sandra M. Céspedes and the day December 1, Antonio García Velas, holder of Didactics of language and literature at the UMA, will delve into the figure of the writer and defender of feminism, Emilia Pardo Bazán.

Cinema forum in collaboration with the Cine Club Más Madera

This year, as a novelty, according to Lobillos, “we are going to include a new concept of dissemination of knowledge, in collaboration with the Más Madera cinema-club, consisting of film-forums”.

Thus, in each cinema-forum a film will be screened, and there will be a subsequent debate with guests related to the theme. The first of these appointments will be on Wednesday, November 24, with the screening of the film The End of ETA and its subsequent debate. The cinema-forum will be attended by the scriptwriter and journalist Luis Rodríguez Aizpeolea and Jesús Eguiguren, leader of the PSE and participant in the peace negotiations.



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