The Spring of Passion for Women – Literature


“The Spring of Passion for Women – Literature”

Young Italian Writers – Pietro Grossi

Introduction by Beatrice Giudice

Thurs, 15 May, 6.30 pm

The Spring of Passion for Women, organised by the Embassy of Italy in Hanoi, presents another famous young Italian artist. On May 15th 2008, Pietro Grossi will discuss at Hanoi Cinematheque about literature conceived in a new, modern and the roles played by feminine characters in his books.

Pietro Grossi grew up with a great passion for writing in the hills near Florence – a place he describes as “with neither city nor provincial life… a lonesome hybrid”, but also a place that could bring an adolescent to the typewriter… for pleasure and for fun. Later, he would move far away, first to New York and then to Turin, to attend the Holden School created by Alessandro Baricco, one of Italy’s most famous writers.

His first book, a collection of short stories entitled Pugni (Fists), was a great success with both the Italian public and critics, winning several prizes and being named a finalist for Italy’s most important literary prize, the Strega. L’Acchito (The billiard spot), his second book and first novel, confirms his talent and signals the arrival of one of the most interesting figures in contemporary Italian literature.

Pietro Grossi celebrates the heroines behind the heroes of his plots – slight, simple women who face the difficulties and uncertainties of life with strength and elegance.

The Spring of Passion for Woman pays tribute to the rich and complex world of women. It is part of the Embassy of Italy’s cultural season, a series of events in fashion, photography, cinema, music and literature conceived to promote cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Vietnam and Italy.

Entry is free. Audio translations in English and Vietnamese.

For further information please contact:

EMBASSY OF ITALY – Mr. Cesare Bieller (, 8256256, ext 02)

HANOI CINEMATHEQUE, Hanoi’s unique ‘art-house cinema’, is a members-only film society.
Memberships are available at the box office for only 100,000VND per year.
Members receive regular emails with detailed schedules and reviews of the films.
Tickets to the films are by donation.

22A Hai Ba Trung Street (at the end of the alley leading to Artist’s Hotel)
Tel: 936 2648 (14:00 – 20:00) or email to:
Fax: 936 2649
CAFE CINEMATHEQUE opens from 17:00 weekdays and from 13:30 weekends.


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