SET EDEXCEL ITALIAN FILMS AND LITERATURE


Below are the Italian film and literature titles set for the EDEXCEL   A  level starting from September 2017 

All the titles are available to buy from us (order details at the bottom of the page) 

SET EDEXCEL ITALIAN FILMS FROM SEPTEMBER 2017



I CENTO PASSI (15) 2000 ITALY GIORDANA, MARCO TULLIO £19.99
 Set in the 1970s, in a small Sicilian town, a young left-wing activist denounces the activities of a local Mafia family. 30 year later the activist is killed and the Mafia is implicated. 



LA GRANDE BELLEZZA/THE GREAT BEAUTY (15) 2013 ITALY SORRENTINO PAOLO £15.99
 Accomplished journalist learns of the death of a former lover and is confronted with the fragility of life.



NUOVO CINEMA PARADISO/CINEMA PARADISO (PG) 1988 ITALY TORNATORE, GUISEPPE £19.99
 The story of a wise old cinema projectionist’s influence on the life of small town Sicilian boy.


IL POSTINO (U) 1995 ITALY RADFORD, MICHAEL £19.99
 Oscar winning film, set on a remote Mediterranean island, where a young postman delivers letters to exiled poet Pablo Neruda and the two become friends.

LA VITA È BELLA/LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (PG) 1998 ITALY ROBERTO BENIGNI £19.99
 Oscar winning film about a charming but bumbling Jewish waiter who must rely on his strengths to protect his family during the Second World War. 



VA’ DOVE TI PORTA IL CUORE, 1996 ITALY COMENCINI, CRISTINA £19.99 - ONLY AVAILABLE IN ITALIAN WITHOUT ENGLISH SUBTITLES
 Based on the bestseller of Susanna Tamaro about an series of letters written by an elderly woman to her granddaughter, describing her turbulent life and her thoughts.

SET EDEXCEL ITALIAN LITERATURE FROM SEPTEMBER 2017


IL GIORNO DELLA CIVETTA, LEONARDO SCIASCIA, 1961 (NOVEL)
   Crime novel.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE VERSION -
Adelphi Edizioni S.P.a.  ISBN: 9788845916755 - £15.99

ENGLISH TRANSLATION - SHANTYTOWN KID : THE DAY OF THE OWL
Granta Books  ISBN:  9781847089250 -  £8.99

IO NON HO PAURA, NICCOLÒ AMMANITI, 2001 (NOVEL) 
During a hot summer six children explore a run down  farmhouse and 9 year old Michele discovers a secret so terrible that he dare not tell anyone about it.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE VERSIONS -
 ESB  ISBN:  9780850483970 - £7.99

ENGLISH TRANSLATION - I'M NOT SCARED
 Canongate Books Ltd  ISBN:   9781782117155-  £8.99

DVD - IO NON HO PAURA/I'M NOT SCARED (15) 2003  ITALY SALVATORES, GABRIELE       £19.99
   Set in the isolated southern Italian countryside in the late 1970s, this menacing suspense thriller tells the story through the eyes of 9 year old Michele .

JACK FRUSCIANTE È USCITO DAL GRUPPO, ENRICO BRIZZI, 1994 (NOVEL)
  An international bestseller, this hot, hip and quirky love story from a talented young Italian author has been hailed as the Catcher in the Rye of the 90's

ITALIAN LANGUAGE VERSIONS -
Dalai Editore  ISBN:  9788884909411 - £12.99

ENGLISH TRANSLATION - - JACK FRUSCIANTE HAS LEFT THE BAND  - AT PRESENT OUT OF PRINT
HarperCollins Publishers  ISBN:   9780006550464 

LESSICO FAMIGLIARE, NATALIA GINZBURG, 1963 (NOVEL) - OUT OF PRINT AT PRESENT

MARCOVALDO, ITALO CALVINO, 1963 (SHORT STORIES)
An enchanting collection of twenty stories that are both melancholy and funny, farce and fantasy.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE VERSIONS -
  ESB  ISBN:  9780850485547 - £6.99

ENGLISH TRANSLATION - MARCOVALDO
  Vintage Publishing  ISBN:   9780099428541 -  £7.99

SEI PERSONAGGI IN CERCA D'AUTORE, LUIGI PIRANDELLO, 1921 (PLAY)
  Six strangers turn up in a rehearsal room and demand that their story be acted out by the assembled company. As the actors perform, the increasingly gruesome story becomes frighteningly real.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE VERSIONS - 
  Grandi Classici   ISBN:  9788883372148 - £6.99

ENGLISH TRANSLATION - SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR
  Nick Hern Books  ISBN:   9781854595317 -  £9.99

SENZA SANGUE, ALESSANDRO BARICCO, 2002 (NOVEL)
 After the murder of her family decade before, Nina hunts down the killers. On confronting the murders  a profound reappraisal of their lives and what happened  on the fateful night takes place.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE VERSION - 
 Rizzoli   ISBN:  9788807883712 - £8.99

ENGLISH TRANSLATION - WITHOUT BLOOD
 Canongate Books Ltd  ISBN:   9781841955742 -  £9.99

VOLEVO I PANTALONI, LARA CARDELLA, 1989 (NOVEL)
Anna is a spirited young woman bound to an oppressive traditional life in Sicily. All she wants is to have the same freedom enjoyed by men in her society. But it comes with a heavy price.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE VERSION - 
 ESB  ISBN:  9780850485103 - £7.99


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