Film: Italian for Beginners

Contemporary Danish Film Series

Join us for a delightful movie that Roger Ebert calls a charming Danish comedy.”

Three men and three women take an Italian class as a way to escape their loneliness and spice up their lives. Along the way they connect with each other and go on a journey that changes everything they know about love.

Using handheld cameras and natural lighting, this romantic comedy was shot in accordance with the principles of Dogme 95, a contemporary film movement emphasizing reality in filmmaking. Italian for Beginners was the first movie by a female director to follow such strict guidelines and principles.

Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Lone Sherfig (2000, 112 min.). Screening notes will be provided. In Danish with English subtitles. This film is rated R.


Not Required.


Italian for Beginners

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition A World Apart: Anna Ancher and the Skagen Art Colony.

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