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Frontaliers Disaster: An Evening of Swiss-Italian Comedy and Conversation

Date:

10/19/2018


Frontaliers Disaster: An Evening of Swiss-Italian Comedy and Conversation

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18TH ITALIAN LANGUAGE WEEK IN THE WORLD

Under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic

 

This event is organized with the Embassy of Switzerland in the United States of America.

A hugely popular comedy series from Italian-speaking Switzerland, Frontaliers is a light-hearted tale of culture, identity, and unexpected friendships.

Bussenghi is an Italian mechanic who is always late to his job in Switzerland because of his bickering with the Swiss border guard Bernasconi.

Through the daily squabbles of this odd pair, we learn about the cultural traditions of Italy and of Switzerland, two countries that are connected by language and geography, although they sometimes seem like two different worlds.

From its beginnings as a radio series, Frontaliers has evolved into a YouTube web series and, most recently, a feature film which was one of Switzerland’s biggest box-office hits of 2017.

Please join the Embassy of Switzerland and the Italian Cultural Institute for a screening of some of our favorite Frontaliers webisodes, as well as selected scenes from the feature film Frontaliers Disaster.

The screening will be accompanied by a panel discussion featuring Alberto Meroni, director and producer of Frontaliers Disaster, Valeria Della Valle, Ph.D., professor of Italian linguistics, and Laura Lazzari, Ph.D., Research Scholar at Catholic University of America, and moderated by Emiliano Bos, U.S. correspondent for RSI, Swiss Public Broadcasting Corporation’s Italian-speaking service.

Video in Italian with English subtitles.

This event starts at 6:30pm and will be followed by a reception featuring Swiss and Italian delicacies.

DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE EVENT START TIME.

 

LOCATION 

Embassy of Switzerland
2900 Cathedral Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20008

  

  

Information

Date: Friday, October 19, 2018

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

Organized by : Embassy of Switzerland

In collaboration with : Embassy of Italy, IIC Washington

Entrance : Free


Location:

Embassy of Switzerland

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