Following the successful classic Italian cinema workshops run by Mark Nicholls at CO.AS.IT. in 2019, we are continuing the discussion with a series of six more recent classics. Mark has presented video introductions to the first three of these films in late 2020 (the videos can be watched on CO.AS.IT.’s website). With COVID-19 restrictions easing, we are reverting to face-to-face mode for the last three film discussions. Our aim is to stimulate you to watch these wonderful films, again or for the first time, and to participate once again in the spirited conversations of our regular forum. Laura Muscardin’s ‘Giorni’ is a romantic love story in the truest sense. Its protagonist, Claudio (Thomas Trabacchi), is compelled towards a deepening encounter with Andrea (Riccardo Salerno) whom he meets in a casual hook up. Confronted with Andrea’s unconditional love, Claudio is forced to consider his own desires and responsibilities in the context of his fastidiously maintained regime of discipline and self-control. Muscardin’s visually energetic film is a work of tenderness and a stimulating look at the love and life story of a control freak living in the age of HIV. Mark Nicholls is senior lecturer in Cinema Studies at the University of Melbourne, where he has taught film since 1993. Mark has worked as a film journalist for ABC Radio and The Age and has a list of over 20 stage credits as a playwright, performer, producer and director. FREE EVENT. REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL.