I am seven years old, and my arm dangles out of the rolled-down window as my three brothers and I sit in my father’s car. We are driving through Rome and listening to I Successi Degli Anni 70, the compilation CD that defined my childhood and introduced me to Italy’s rich musical history. The music is blaring loud over the stereo, and we are all sin...

Chubby and shaggy, preferring floppy hats and round glasses, Lucio Dalla didn’t look much like a pop star. A jazz clarinetist who reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter, Dalla nonetheless became one of Italy’s most beloved troubadours in the closing decades of the 20th century. His songs were rhapsodic and discursive, polemical and observant—oft...

Pietro Marcello is the director who recently gave us the much-praised drama Martin Eden, transposing the Jack London novel to Italy. Now he has made this documentary, a labour-of-love tribute to one of Bologna’s most favoured sons: the musician and singer-songwriter Lucio Dalla. It’s probably addressed to Dalla’s existing fanbase, rather than newco...

When: Thursday, March 04, 2021 - Organized by : ICI - Entrance : Free - Book Now! Biografilm Festival International Celebration of Lives is the international film festival entirely dedicated to biographies and life stories. The Institute is pleased to present some of the films that have been featured in the Festival editions, starting with Caro Luc...

Lucio Dalla’s house-museum, on Via D’Azeglio in Bologna, was re-opened to the public in November 2018 and can now be visited every Friday, thanks to the “Ci vediamo da Lucio!” (“See you at Lucio’s”) initiative. It is one of the fruits of a collaboration between the Lucio Dalla Foundation and the Municipality of Bologna. Dalla passed away in 2012 bu...