Eventi Italiani in Sudafrica

Dear Friends of Italy and of Italian Contemporary Art,

I am very happy to invite you to join us in celebrating the first Giornata del Contemporaneo, the Italian Day of Contemporary Art promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


The worldwide celebratory date was Oct 14 (hence the logo you see above), but yesterday we had the reception for the screening of two Italian movies at the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (I hope you enjoyed them and the Q&A with the Directors; the festival runs till Oct 19, so you still have the chance to see some of the 9 Italian films participating), therefore we decided to hold the Giornata del Contemporaneo next Saturday Oct 20. Busy days for our cultural promotion activities: I hope you enjoyed also our Spring Jazz Concert last Friday 12 at SABC auditorium!


In order to keep exploring through our events some of the most interesting and prestigious venues in Cape Town, to celebrate this first Giornata del Contemporaneo we have partnered with the Norval Foundation. In their Gallery 9 we will screen NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century, a new animated horror film by Italian artist Andrea Mastrovito, which updates and upends a classic silent vampire movie to explore the immigrant experience in New York City. NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century gives the 1922 German film Nosferatu by Murnau a modern New York setting and a blood-sucking character who may not be as bad as you think. Mastrovito spent three years drawing the film, but says that the recent immigration restrictions have made the film resonate now more than ever.


The support of the Italian Cultural Institute in Pretoria has been instrumental in making this event possible.


  • What          NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century, by Andrea Mastrovito
  • When         Sat 20 October – 6pm for 6.30pm
  • Where        Norval Foundation (Gallery 9): 1 Ou Kaapse Road C/O Steenberg Road (opposite US Embassy), Tokai, Cape Town


The entrance is FREE but RSVP is essential.

Please e-mail events@norvalfoundation.org or visit http://www.norvalfoundation.org/event/film_screening_nysferatu/


Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday at the screening, I send you my warmest regards.


Alfonso Tagliaferri

Consul of Italy