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Money Must Stay in the Family, by Alain Elkann. A conversation with the author, Amos Gitai and Bill Sherman



Money Must Stay in the Family, by Alain Elkann. A conversation with the author, Amos Gitai and Bill Sherman

Alain Elkann, Bill Sherman and Amos Gitai in conversation

In his book Money Must Stay in the Family, author Alain Elkann, through a subtle blend of memoir and fiction brings to life a grand Jewish family from Turin.

The story follows their multigenerational saga from escaping Mussolini's Racial Laws of 1938, to landing on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, to eventually dispersing from new York to Rome, Paris, Tuscany and Jerusalem.
Although New York is the gravitational centre of the story, this is not a story of assimilation into American society, but rather an insightful look into how a family's centuries-old attachment to their Jewish-Piedmontese identity and origin continues to operate within them, as their daily lives unfold in a new environment.

Screening of Ovazza Family Home Movies, by Giorgio Barba Navaretti. A rare record of Italy's Jewish elite's daily life before the Shoah, part of the Ovazza family archive, filmed from the early '30s up to shortly before the promulgation of the Race Laws.

Centro Primo Levi Editions present the English speaking world with a selection of classic and new texts on Primo Levi and on Italian Jewish history, culture and tradition.

This event will be held in English. 


Alain Elkann has written several books of short stories, nonfiction and interviews with, among others, Chief Rabbi of Rome Elio Toaff, Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, the Italian writer Alberto Moravia, and the artist Michelangelo Pistoletto. He has been a counselor to the Italian cultural ministry, and the Chairman of the Egyptian museum in Turin. Awarded the Legion d’Honneur by the French Republic, Elkann presently serves as President of the Foundation for Italian Art and Culture in New York and is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is on the board of the Italian Academy of Columbia University.

Amos Gitai is an Israeli filmmaker, mainly known for making documentaries and feature films surrounding the Middle East and the Jewish-Arab conflict. His work was presented in several major retrospective in Pompidou Center Paris, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New-York, the Lincoln Center New-York and the British Film Institute London. To date Amos Gitai has created over 90 works of art throughout 38 years. Between 1999 and 2017 ten of his films were entered in the Cannes Film Festival for the Palme d'Or as well as the Venice Film Festival for the Golden Lion award. Since 2000 he has collaborated with the French filmmaker, Marie-José Sanselme. He received several prestigious prizes, in particular the Leopard of Honor at the Locarno International Film Festival (2008), the Roberto Rossellini prize (2005), the Robert Bresson prize (2013), the Paradjanov prize (2014), and Légion d'Honneur (2017). He lives between Paris and Haifa.

Professor Bill Sherman is the Director of the Warburg Institute. He holds a BA from Columbia University and MPhil and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge. He was founding director of the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies at the University of York from 2005 to 2011, and was previously Director of the Collections division and head of the project creating a V&A Research Institute (VARI) at the Victoria & Albert Museum, leading the Museum’s programmes with partners in both the universities and the creative industries.He was associate editor of Shakespeare Quarterly for more than a decade and sits on a number of editorial and advisory boards as well as a range of trusts and councils on both sides of the Atlantic.


Data: Gio 10 Mag 2018

Orario: Dalle 19:00 alle 20:30

Organizzato da : ICI London

Ingresso : Libero