We have a joke in English that I think Carlo Verdone might want to remember it when I arrive at Indiana University today for the New Trends in Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema Symposium , so I’ll try to translate it:
Me – Ci Vediamo presto! Carlo – Non se ti vedo prima! (See you soon! Not if I see you first!)
An excellent stalking opportunity has arisen for me; four days of lectures and panel discussions about Italian cinema, Carlo Verdone movies every day, and Carlo Verdone there himself to talk about them.
Is someone pranking me? This seems to good to be true. Will I drive six hours only to hear a secretary in the department of French and Italian laugh and say, “Gotcha!”
Anyway, Carlo, watch out ( stai attento) because a crazy old blond lady that loves Italian movies is going to want her picture with you.
And readers of this blog, state attenti: you are going to hear a lot about Carlo Verdone this week.
Indiana University — April 23-26, 2014
Featuring Guest Artist Carlo Verdone
Winner of 6 David di Donatello awards, three Golden Globe awards, and 9 awards from the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, Carlo Verdone has established himself as a talented actor and director in Italian film. His most recent film as an actor is Paolo Sorrentino’s Academy Award-nominated La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty, 2013).