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Johannesburg - "Amarcord" by Federico Fellini and exhibit “Food in the drawings by Federico Fellini”

For the first time in South Africa Federico Fellini’s masterpiece is screened in its restored version. On October 23, within the 17th Week of Italian Language in the World, dedicated to the theme "Italian at the cinema, Italian in the cinema"

For the first time in South Africa, "Amarcord" -one of Federico Fellini's most celebrated works- is screened in its restored version curated by the famous film restoration laboratory of the Cineteca di Bologna film archives L’Immagine Ritrovata.

The screening is accompanied by an introductory speech by Elena Correra, specialist in the field of preservation and enhancement of photograph and film archives of the Research & Special Projects department of the Cineteca di Bologna, which collaborates, amongst others, in Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project for the restoration, dissemination, and preservation of cinema heritage from neglected countries.
Elena Correra will present the movie restoration process, that could rely on the precious collaboration by one of the greatest cinematographer in the history of cinema, Giuseppe Rotunno, director of photography on eight films by Fellini -“Amarcord” included.

On the occasion, the exhibit “Food in the drawings by Federico Fellini” is also on display.
Realized by Emilia-Romagna Region Culture Dept. and Municipality of Rimini, it is composed by 19 drawings made by the Maestro in different moments of his career, almost all splattered at the table –made on paper and on cloth napkins– and coming mostly from his “Libro dei sogni” (the Book of Dreams), a dreamlike journal kept for about thirty years.

Organized by the Italian Cultural Institute of Pretoria in collaboration with Emilia-Romagna Region and Cineteca di Bologna, the event is presented by the Ambassador Pietro Giovanni Donnici and the Councilor for Agricolture of Emilia-Romagna Region Simona Caselli, who is in Johannesburg to attend the Forum The European House – Ambrosetti and to develop projects with the Province of Gauteng within the Agreement signed between Emilia-Romagna Region and Province of Gauteng.

Thanks to this Agreement, the Cineteca di Bologna specialist Elena Correra will visit Gauteng’s film archives in order to define forms of co-operation for the restoration of their materials.




Italian Cultural Institute in Pretoria

Cineteca di Bologna



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Pubblicato il 19/10/2017 — ultima modifica 19/10/2017
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