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Kanbar Institute of Film & Television

Antonio Monda

Antonio Monda
Associate Professor

Phone: 212 998 1763

Office: 721 Broadway, Room 1115
Office Hours: Wednesday 9AM-12PM; Thursday 9AM-12PM


Italian Cinema
Hollywood Auteurs
Traditions in Narrative


Graduated in Law at the University La Sapienza, Rome


Antonio Monda is the director of several documentaries as well as the feature film Dicembre, which was presented at the Venice Film Festival, and has curated exhibitions for MoMA, Lincoln Center and the Guggenheim Museum.

He is the Artistic Director of the literary festival Le Conversazioni and the co-founder and curator of Open Roads/New Italian Cinema at Lincoln Center.

A columnist for Vogue and RAI, a regular contributor for the Criterion Collection and the cultural pages of La Repubblica, he is the author of  La Magnifica Illusione (winner of the Efebo d'Oro as the best cinema book of 2003), The Hidden God, Do you Believe?, Hanno preferito le tenebre, Lontano dai sogni, Il Paradiso dei lettori innamorati,the collection of photos and short stories Nella Città Nuda and the novels Assoluzione, L’America non esiste and La casa sulla roccia.  His work has been translated into eleven languages.