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HOW STRANGE TO BE NAMED FEDERICO: SCOLA NARRATES FELLINI Unclassified 18+

Che strano chiamarsi Federico: Scola racconta Fellini

Masters & Restorations | Feature
D Ettore Scola | Italy, 2013
L Italian
Tags: Australian Premiere, Auteur, Biography, Documentary, Historical
 

"A magical trip through history and memory, recounting the decades shared by these two deities of cinema." – Variety

Twenty years after the death of Federico Fellini, fellow auteur Ettore Scola (The Family, MIFF 1987) – a long-time friend and admirer – reflects on the times he spent with the great director, from their beginnings working at the same satirical magazine to their parallel careers as filmmakers in post-war Italy.

How Strange to be Named Federico is anything but a conventional biographical documentary, with Scola augmenting his testimony with clips, re-enactments, archival footage and dream sequences. The resulting film is an ode to friendship and artistic ambition, and most of all a tribute to one of world cinema's greatest figures. An essential experience for any Fellini enthusiast.

"A charming, highly original tribute to Fellini ... Ettore Scola has done the world a great service by making a lilting, smart, easy-over piece of (auto) biography." – Hollywood Reporter

For more contextual information on the film, the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Melbourne has prepared a study guide, which you can read here.

D Ettore Scola S Ettore, Paola & Silvia Scola WS Istituto Luce Cinecittà L Italian w/English subtitles TD DCP/2013

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