Lunedì, 24 Settembre 2018

Film memoir honouring Federico Fellini shows at Venice


Venice, September 6 - A film honouring the 20th
anniversary of the death of legendary Italian director Federico
Fellini is to be screened at the Venice Film Festival on Friday.
Italian film director Ettore Scola - with more than three
dozen films to his credit, a bevy of awards and multiple Oscar
nominations - came out of retirement to direct "How Strange to
be Named Federico", which is being presented outside of the film
festival contest.
The film fondly recalls Scola's relationship with the older
Fellini, both of whom spent time as journalists at the
Marc'Aurelio newspaper before moving on to illustrious film
Italian President Giorgio Napolitano will be present,
triggering Scola to quip, "If even he loses time (for this)
we're screwed".
Scola described the film, which combines memoir with
archival photos and footage, as "An album of images, drawings,
pieces of life and memories, including confused, overlapping
"I came (to the project) from a number of years in
retirement, but on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of
Federico's death I have gone back to work," recounted Scola.
"To tell the truth, it was a privileged work, with my two
daughters Paola and Silvia who wrote, my grandchildren James and
Thomas, who acted - the first played Scola as a young man, the
second played young Fellini - and the producer, Roberto Cicutto,
took care of everything, even making coffee. I've done far more
uncomfortable films," Scola said.

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