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Caterina va in città

Caterina va in città

Caterina in The Big City

106 minutes

Italian Lesson Plan

Introduction: Introduce your students to the engaging and culturally rich story of "Caterina va in città" with our comprehensive Italian lesson plan. Directed by Paolo Virzì, this film offers a deep exploration of modern-day Italy through the eyes of a young girl navigating the complexities of a new life in Rome.

Film Summary: In this timeless coming-of-age film, Caterina moves with her family from a small seaside town to Rome. Her private school reflects modern-day Italy and all its political and class-skewed complexity. Caterina finds comfort in her extended family and hope for the future in a budding romance.

Additional Details: Released in 2003, "Caterina va in città" features the talents of Alice Teghil, Sergio Castellitto, and Margherita Buy. The film received critical acclaim for its portrayal of societal issues and personal growth. It provides an excellent resource for language learners, offering rich dialogue and cultural context.

Suggested Dates for Classroom Use:

  • January 1: New Year's Day, reflecting on new beginnings and personal growth
  • March 8: International Women's Day, focusing on Caterina's journey and empowerment
  • June 2: Republic Day in Italy, discussing the film’s portrayal of Italian society
  • September 21: International Day of Peace, exploring themes of social harmony and integration

Conclusion: Using "Caterina va in città" in your classroom enhances language skills while providing insights into contemporary Italian society. This lesson plan includes structured activities, discussion questions, and cultural notes to enrich the learning experience. Created for teachers, by teachers, our comprehensive lesson plans ensure you have all the resources needed for an engaging and educational classroom experience.

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Director: Paolo Virzì

Cast: Alice Teghil, Sergio Castellitto, Margherita Buy


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