The Italian Cultural Institute’s online screening


By Yohana Kassahun

The Italian Cultural Institute (Instituto Italiano di Cultura) of Addis Ababa held an online screening event of ‘The Confessions’ on Thursday, 04 March from 7 to 11 PM with English subtitles. Streamed by Home Sweet Cinema, the story follows a G8 meeting being held at a luxury hotel on the German coast. The world’s most powerful economists are gathered to enact important provisions that will deeply influence the world economy. One of the guests is a mysterious Italian monk, invited by Daniel Roche, the director of the International Monetary Fund. He wants the monk to receive his confession, that night, in secret. The next morning, Roche is found dead.
The thriller film is directed by Roberto Ando. The plot twist points toward larger questions at the film’s clotted center. The event encourages social distancing amidst the pandemic.
The Italian Institute of Culture in Addis Ababa is an official body of the Italian government, has as its aim the promotion of the Italian language and culture in Ethiopia through the organization of cultural events fostering the diffusion of ideas in the arts and sciences.
The Italian Institute of Culture in Addis Ababa offers the following services to both Ethiopians and the non Ethiopian public through: Italian language and culture courses held mainly by mother-tongue teachers with up to three annual examination sessions for attaining the diploma in Italian as a foreign language; a library with videos, DVDs and Italian newspapers and magazines which members of the Institute and students enrolled in a language course can use for consultation and borrowing of books and an information and documentation service on Italian cultural life.
The Institute collaborates with the local art and museum institutes, and European Union cultural organizations such as the British Council, the Goethe Institut, and the Alliance Française.