The Dante Alighieri Society is pleased to present its first

Cineforum Dante

“Masters of Italian-style Comedy”

Event curator: Fernando Porta


The first edition of the Cineforum Dante was proudly presented in 2022, with the intention of taking cinema lovers and the wider public on a journey to discover the titles, directors and actors of the past who have made Italian cinema great in the world, while creating an opportunity to meet and exchange opinions and comments after the viewing of each film.

The first-year edition presented a selection of movies and directors to celebrate the “Masters of Italian-style Comedy” introduced by Fernando Porta, director/curator of the Cineforum. The Cineforum Dante Committee would like to thank all the participants who made the screenings possible in 2022.

Click here to watch a video with the roundup of all the movies presented in 2022.


Listen to the radio Fremantle 107.9 interview/presentation (17-02-2022) of the  whole program:   


Screenings start at 6:30 PM

All movies are in Italian with English subtitles.

Light buffet served during the interval.

Please email the office at for any enquiry

Season 1 – Dates and movies:

Join us for five evenings with five films chosen for  their popularity, great actors, and great directors.

23 Feb 2022 – La ragazza con la pistola (1968) – Watch the trailer here

16 Mar 2022 – Bello onesto emigrato Australia sposerebbe compaesana illibata (1971) – Watch the trailer here

20 Apr 2022 – I soliti ignoti (1958)– Watch the trailer here – Leggi la scheda del film qui

25 May 2022 – Sedotta e abbandonata (1964) – Watch the trailer here 

1 Jun 2022 –  Una vita difficile (1961) – Watch the trailer here  – Leggi la scheda del fim  qui

Season 2 – Dates and movies:

Join us for other six films where irony and humour are at the heart of the best examples of “Commedia all’Italiana”, and sadness, romance and joy are used to portray the social and cultural changes in Italy during the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies.

20 July 2022 – Il Vedovo (1959)Watch the trailer here

17 Aug 2022 – Il Federale  (1961)Watch the trailer here – Leggi la scheda del film qui

14 Sep 2022 – Il sorpasso (1962)Watch the trailer here

12 Oct 2022 – Travolti da un insolito destino nell’azzurro mare d’agosto (1974)Watch the trailer here

16 Nov 2022 – La grande guerra (1959)Watch the trailer here

9 Dec 2022 – La banda degli onesti (1956) >>  FREE EVENT << 

Leggi la scheda del film qui