Jan 11, 2013 · 6:45 PM
This location is shown only to members
Exploring the past 20 years of Italy’s history, the film "Girlfriend in a Coma" argues that the current economic predicament in which Italy finds itself is part of a wider political, social and moral failure.
Writers Annalisa Piras and Bill Emmott, former editor-in-chief of the Economist, try and unravel both “Mala Italia” and “Buona Italia” – and ask what needs to change to put Italy back on track and restore its credibility as one of Europe’s “highly-touted emerging economies”.
Blending animation and interviews with experts that include Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti; philosopher and novelist Umberto Eco and author of Gomorrah Roberto Saviano, Girlfriend in a Coma is a fusion of “Michael Moore, Adam Smith, Bunga Bunga with a dash of Dante”.
Followed by a Q&A with director Annalisa Piras and Bill Emmott, former editor-in-chief of the Economist and author of Good Italy, Bad Italy: Why Italy Must Conquer Its Demons to Face the Future.
Directed by Annalisa Piras
Written by: Annalisa Piras and Bill Emmott
The London European Club doesn't charge for hosting this event, but you need to buy your ticket from the Frontline Club if you want to see the movie and attend the Q&A session. The ticket costs £10 and you need to purchase it BEFORE you attend the event via this link http://frontlineclub.bookinglive.com/home/events-and-screenings/Screening-Girlfriend-in-a-Coma
We will go for a discussion over drinks at the Frontline Club bar on the first floor after the Q&A session.
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