Lone Scherfig was the first of a number of women directors to take up the challenge of Dogme, the back-to-basics, manifesto-based, rule-governed, and now globalized film initiative introduced by Danish filmmakers Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg in 1995. Entitled Italiensk for begyndere (Italian for Beginners), Scherfig's Dogme film transformed this already accomplished filmmaker into one of Europe's most noteworthy women directors. Danish and international critics lavished praise on Scherfig and her film, and their reactions harmonized with those of festival juries. Battered by life, but by no means defeated or destroyed, the characters in Italian for Beginners are all in touch at some deep intuitive level with the truth that is the film's basic message: that happiness and a sense of self-worth are sustained by love--whether romantic love or that of a community of like-minded people. The film struck an important chord with viewers precisely because it took Dogme in a new direction, one that reflects Scherfig's sensibilities and preferences as a woman. The book includes the Dogme manifesto and draws on interviews with the filmmaker as well as with the cast and crew. Watch the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk7SGfrIHGA
Thirty-four-year-old Manhattan accountant Cat Connelly has always lived life on the safe side. But after her little sister gets married, Cat wonders if she has condemned herself to a life of boredom by playing by the rules. She decides to take a chance for once, accepting an invitation to spend a month with an old flame in Italy. But her reunion with the slick and gorgeous Francesco is short-lived, and she finds herself suddenly alone in Rome. Now, she must see if she has the courage to live outside the lines for the first time - and to face a past she never understood. It will take an unexpected friendship with a fiery Italian waitress, a whirlwind Vespa tour of the Eternal City with a handsome stranger, and a surprise encounter with an old acquaintance to show Cat that life doesn't always work out the way you expect, but sometimes you have to have fall in order to fly.
Read for pleasure at your level, expand your vocabulary and learn Italian the fun way!
Author: Olly Richards
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Foreign Language Study
An unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for young and adult learners. "I love Olly's work - and you will too!" - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers Short Stories in Italian for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, and most importantly - enjoyment! Mapped to A2-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference, these eight captivating stories will both entertain you, and give you a feeling of progress when reading. What does this book give you? · Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making reading fun, while you learn a wide range of new vocabulary · Controlled language at your level, including the 1000 most frequent words, to help you progress confidently · Authentic spoken dialogues, to help you learn conversational expressions and improve your speaking ability · Pleasure! It's much easier to learn a new language when you're having fun, and research shows that if you're enjoying reading in a foreign language, you won't experience the usual feelings of frustration - 'It's too hard!' 'I don't understand!' · Accessible grammar so you learn new structures naturally, in a stress-free way Carefully curated to make learning a new language easy, these stories include key features that will support and consolidate your progress, including · A glossary for bolded words in each text · A bilingual word list · Full plot summary · Comprehension questions after each chapter. As a result, you will be able to focus on enjoying reading, delighting in your improved range of vocabulary and grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. From science fiction to fantasy, to crime and thrillers, Short Stories in Italian for Beginners will make learning Italian easy and enjoyable.
Do You Want To Learn Italian More Quickly & Easily? The main purpose of this book is to help you master the basics of two-way communication using the Italian language. As you go through the pages of this book, do not be discouraged if you cannot pronounce everything perfectly immediately. Learning a new language will take time and this book will be your companion through this adventure. Consider this book as the first BIG step you are taking in order to become fluent in Italian. It provides you with a foundation on which you can build on as you learn and master the Italian language. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn After Downloading Italian For Beginners Essential Italian Basics Introductions and pleasantries Numbers, counting and plural nouns Date and time Going the distance: Mastering the language by heart Bonus Chapter- 10 useful dialogues you can practice in Italy Much, much more!
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Author: Language Learning Master
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The Easiest Way to Learn Italian Fast and Increase Your Vocabulary. Quick Learning with Common Situations, and Short Stories
Author: Paul Riva
Publisher: Independently Published
*** Buy the paper version and you will get the Kindle version for free *** Buongiorno Amici! What time is it? Time to learn Italian! "Learn Italian for beginners" adopts a different approach to learning Italian. This comes in handy when you're traveling to Italy for business or pleasure - or whenever you need to communicate in Italian. As a replacement to the typical one-track dialogues, this book teaches particular lessons by presenting stories for the most common daily scenarios. The book also takes the student from the known to the unknown through topics divided into subsections with the first section consisting of basic words and conversations. The vocabulary matures progressively as we move from one section to another This book is perfect for you if: You want to learn the basics of Italian but you think it's too difficult. You want to learn Italian in a fast and easy way. You want to learn Italian but you have little time and you're always busy. You prefer to learn with more practice, real scenarios and less theory So, do you want to learn Italian the fun way? This is the book for you. Buy the book now!
The Complete Crash Course to Speaking Italian in 5 Days Or Less!
Author: Gianni Nucci
Publisher: Independently Published
Category: Foreign Language Study
If you're thinking of traveling to Italy, want to gain a basic understanding of the language or simply have an interest in Europe's finest culture, then you're in the right place. This book will show you how to speak basic Italian, right here and right now! Learning a new language, as we all know, can be an extremely daunting task and seem impossible to accomplish. That's exactly why we've written this book - because we want to help you learn to speak Italian quickly and easily, so you can enjoy speaking this beautiful language without months of exhausting lessons. Even if you've never before spoken a word of Italian, we'll show you how to learn enough to hold a decent conversation in a surprisingly short amount of time. We won't teach you any exhaustive grammar or useless vocabulary. Only the important things - the ones that really matter.
This title deals with everyday situations in which children may find themselves while abroad. Italian grammar is clearly explained, and puzzles provide plenty of practice. This title is part of a series providing a thorough grounding in useful, basic language skills.
Learn Italian Guide Step By Step: Learn the Bases, Broaden Your Vocabulary and Start to Master the Italian Language Quickly Without Boring Exercise!
Author: Mark Munera
Publisher: Independently Published
Are you looking for an easy and effective way to learn Italian without resorting to shortcuts? Would you like to master the language and feel completely confident during a conversation? Would you like to go on vacation in Italy but you don't know how to behave? If you answered "Yes!" to at least one of those questions, then this book is for you! Even if you've never spoken a single word of Italian, we are going to show you how to best learn it so to have a decent conversation in a time frame amazingly short. We are not going to teach you any grammar or useless vocabulary. Only the important things - the things that really matter. You will not need to deal with boring exercises and homework, but by learning what is necessary, you will be able to converse without any problem. Language learning doesn't have to be stressful, it's about having fun and experimenting This is the book you need if you want to learn to speak the true and conversational Italian with total confidence, without having to move to Italy for months or even years. Thanks to this book, you will learn how to: ask questions easily The verbs of group 1-3 ask for directions ask about health introduce yourself to people order food in a restaurant book a vacation Italian vocabulary for travel and vacation do shopping, make appointments and much more. The important thing to master in the Italian language is the pronunciation. A good pronunciation is essential to be understood. The problem is how to do it. With this guide, you will have the certainty of correctly pronouncing each word thanks to the phonetic spelling we have inserted to guarantee a foolproof pronunciation (available both in the paperback version and in the Audiobook version) Also, at the end of the book you'll get 3 bonuses: BONUS # 1: A short- famous Italian history BONUS # 2: Most famous adjectives BONUS # 3: Top 100 common Italian verbs To finally learn to speak Italian with total confidence, this is what you need to do now . ► Buy this book now and If you buy the paper version you will get the kindle version for free. ◄
The Updated Guide to Learn Italian with Grammar, Common Phrases, Speaking, Listening and Comprehension and Stories
Author: Martin's Academy
Is it possible to learn Italian if you're a complete beginner? It most definitely is, and easier than you might think. Are you asking yourself how? It's simple, and you will find out why and how if you read further. It just takes a little bit of patience and planning. This language-learning book will cover easy-to-follow steps to make learning Italian easier, and faster for those busy people out there that want to be fluent without digging through the internet for hidden resources that at the end of the day, are complicated and just plain not useful. No matter what your experience level may be, you will find that the tips inside this book will get you closer to your goal of being fluent in Italian This book consists of 4 Italian books that are designed to help you practice grammar, comprehension, listening, useful and common words, speaking and much, much more. Bundled together with the unique lessons and guides, you will also find that this book contains many useful general language learning tips and tricks, created and explained to make your life easier while mastering one of the most popular romance languages. Language learning doesn't have to be stressful, it's about having fun and experimenting. Say goodbye to stressing over the heaps of books you thought you needed to become fluent. If your goal is to familiarize yourself with Italian, in a completely relaxed but informative way, this is the right book for you. So, if you are ready to jump into mastering the language that attract highly cultured people for their monuments and artistic masterpieces, stop wasting your time reading this description and get learning!