TORONTO -- It will be la dolce vita for Fellini-philes at the Toronto Film Festival, which will host the North American preem of Fellini: Spectacular Obsession, an exhibition exploring the creative process of the Italian director, from June 30 to Sept. 18 at its Bell Lightbox headquarters.
Federico Fellini :: Festivals
(ANSA) - Rome, November 9 - Fifty years after the release of "La Dolce Vita", widely considered one of the masterpieces of world cinema, and ninety years after Federico Fellini's birth, Rome is paying homage to the critically acclaimed film director in a new exhibition.
The anniversary show, on display at Macro Testaccio, features a vast body of photographs, videos, film reels, drawings, letters and notes illustrating Fellini's extraordinary career as an artist and filmmaker, from his debut as a cartoonist and screenwriter in the early 1940s to his death in 1993, shortly after winning his fifth Academy Award.
Aptly called "Fellini Labyrinth", the exhibition takes visitors on a journey to explore the influential director's work mainly through a blend of stills and movie footage.
(Reuters) - The Rome Film Festival will fete the 50th anniversary of Fellini's classic "La Dolce Vita" with the first screening of a restored copy and a retrospective of the glory days when Rome was called Hollywood on the Tiber.
The fifth edition of the festival, which has striven to carve a distinct identity for itself in the long shadow of its more famous cousin in Venice, will be held Oct 28-Nov 5.
More here from Reuters.
This sounds great:
Federico Fellini (1920-1993) began working as a screenwriter on such Italian neorealist landmark films as Rome, Open City and Paisà, but by the time he took the director's chair in 1950, he was starting to question the genre's principles and its focus on socioeconomics. In attempt to make a stylistic departure, Fellini communicates his characters' hopes, dreams, fears, passions, and inspirations. The series includes I vitelloni, La strada, and Nights of Cabiria, three of Fellini's earlier efforts, which demonstrate his interest in a character's emotions. With 8 ½, Fellini abandons any interest in reality, creating his own personal fantasy world.
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This article makes just a brief mention of it but it sounds like there is a new digitally restored print of Nights of Cabiria:
The festival will also premier digitally restored film prints of such classics as Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West on May 3rd at 12:30 p.m. in the Castro Theater, Federico Fellini's Nights of Cabiria on May 3rd at 7:30 p.m. in Castro Theatre, Michelangelo Antonioni's Le Amiche on April 26th at 3 p.m. in Castro Theater, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid on April 29th at 7:30 p.m. in the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas.
Filmofilia.com is reporting this story, I tried to find a press release on the Cannes website but couldn't:
This year's Cannes Film Festival will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Golden Palm (Palm d'Or) Winner Federico Fellini's "La dolce vita" with the world premiere of a documentary about the making of this classic movie.
Titled "We Who Made "La dolce vita" ("Noi che abbiamo fatto 'La dolce vita') the tribute is directed by Gianfranco Mingozzi who was Fellini's a.d. on the film "La dolce vita."