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Italian Film Festival Takes Comedic Turn with Next Screening

The next film in the six-film Italian Classic Film Festival at Duquesne University will be Ecce Bombo.

The 1978 comedy, directed by Nanni Moretti, follows a Roman student whose school year gets disrupted by political and amorous misadventures. It will be shown on Monday, March 30, at 6 p.m. in Room 725 of Fisher Hall at Duquesne University.

Translated, the title Ecce Bombo means "Behold the Bumblebee," which spoofs both the ancient biblical phrase, "behold the man," and the then-current wave of terrorism. The film is known for its dark humor.

The Italian Classic Film Festival is sponsored by the Honorary Consulate of Italy/Pittsburgh, in collaboration with the 41st Western Pennsylvania Symposium on World Literatures and Duquesne's Center for International Relations.

All screenings are free and open to the public. Upcoming movies will be The Marquis of Grillo/Il Marchese Del Grillo, on Sunday, April 12, and Ginger and Fred, on Sunday, April 26. These two films will be shown in the Duquesne Union.

For more information, contact consolatoditaliapittsburgh@gmail.com.

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