Fellini 100. A one year long birthday. The appointments dedicated to the Maestro continue in Rimini

Published on: 21 January 2020

After the great party on the day of Federico Fellini's birth (watch the video), the events dedicated to the Master of cinema continue in Rimini.
The billboard for the centenary celebrations offers a series of appointments until 31 January, to develop throughout 2020 and finish at the end of the year, with the inauguration of the Fellini International Museum.
Exceptional scenary of these long celebrations, an entire city that accompanies visitors between Piazza Cavour, Teatro Galli, Castel Sismondo, Corso d’Augusto, Cinema Fulgor: the various places that host the program of celebrations.


On Tuesday 21 January the events to celebrate Fellini’s birthday will continue with Il sapore dei sogni, the Flavour of Dreams. A special troupe of chefs of the calibre of Corrado Assenza, Luigi Taglienti, Giuseppe Iannotti, Luigi Sartini, Riccardo Agostini, Gianpaolo Raschi, Lorenzo Cagnoli, and Silvio Di Donna, will be adding their own flavours to Fellini’s dreams. Magical, enchanting music will call the guests from Galli Theatre on a culinary journey where the director’s dreams, with recollections, memories and references from the classics of Italian cuisine will be served in tribute to the tastes of Rimini’s illustrious citizen, mixing music, flashes of cinema, allusive dishes and inspired recipes. This will start with an aperitif and end with dinner for 150 guests in the elegant setting of the Sala Ressi in the Galli Theatre. The best chefs, the finest produce and elegant musicians will bring to life an evening that is intended not so much as a commemoration, but as a testimony of the affection for the endless vitality of Federico Fellini and his ideas (the event commences at 20:00. For info and reservations: info@brigatadeldiavolo.com 3291074886).


Wednesday 22 January. 16 January is the Italian publication date for The Law of the Dreamer, the latest book by Daniel Pennac, published by Feltrinelli Editore and a great tribute to Federico Fellini. The book will become a performance, as Pennac is taking it on tour with readings in Milan, Turin and Rimini, of course, thanks to a production by Compagnie MIA – Il Funaro, in co-production with Intesa Sanpaolo, adapted by Clara Bauer and Daniel Pennac, directed by Clara Bauer.
The Law of the Dreamer is inspired by Pennac’s lifelong passion for a master of Italian film, who was able to dialogue his whole life with his dream. An enormous theatre in which a marvellous representation of life is staged. “The theatrical project on the resurrection of Fellini is the most real thing in the whole story. After dreaming it, not only did I develop it, but I told the actors in our troupe, our Italian Funaro group and the direction at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan”. On stage, together with Daniel Pennac will be Pako Ioffredo, Demi Licata and Gaetano Lucido, with original music by Alice Loup.


From 17 January, the piece "Ex Voto P.G.N.R.", a hanging plaster and wood Madonna, the evocation of Christ hanging from a helicopter in the memorable opening sequence of the Dolce Vita, will be Vittorio D'Augusta’s homage to Federico Fellini, inside the Galli Theatre (Poletti Room).

From Saturday 18 January, an exhibition within the exhibition will add to the first multimedia exhibition dedicated to Fellini. The rooms of Castel Sismondo, which will be hosting the exhibition ‘Fellini 100. Immortal Genius’ until 15 March, will, from 18 January offer visitors the chance to admire in its ‘Fellini open lab’ section, unpublished photographs from the set of La Strada, from the collection of Mauro Penzo, curated by Claudio Ballestrcci (www.mostrafellini100.it/).

From 3 to 5 April, Rimini film festival, the “Seventh Art – Cinema and Industry” will be taking place with three days of events, all free and open to the public, including masterclasses, screenings, previews, exhibitions and readings, all aiming to celebrate film as a productive/professional process. Early information will be provided at Fellini’s birthday celebrations, at a meeting to be held at the Fulgor cinema at 11:00 on 21 January, with Andrea Gnassi, Mayor of Rimini, Paolo Maggioli President of Confindustria Romagna, Roy Menarini Artistic Director of La Settima Arte – Cinema e Industria and Lecturer in "Cinema and Cultural Industry” at the University of Bologna, and Elena Zanni Manager of the Fulgor cinema.

Saturday 25 January, the Fulgor cinema will be hosting (16:30, admission free) Snaporaz, il viaggio, a meeting 40 years on from the release of the film City of Women, with Paolo Fabbri and Rosita Copioli, moderator, Marco Bertozzi.

Sunday 26 the Fulgor cinema will be screening "The White Sheik", Fellini’s first film as director and one that anticipates the themes, situations, and motifs of the director’s later works: his taste for caricature, autobiographism, the myth of actors on the margins of mainstream showbusiness, metalinguistic reflections.

Friday 31, also at the Fulgor cinema, "Fellini fine mai" by Eugenio Cappuccio, a documentary presented at the last Venice film festival, using material from the vast television repertoire belonging to Italian national TV, RAI and enriched with numerous original accounts from people who worked with Fellini.


All of 2020 in Rimini will be a tribute to Federico Fellini, until the end of the year, with the opening of the International Museum dedicated to him, for which the exhibition “Fellini 100. Immortal Genius” at Castel Sismondo is in part a preview. Many international artists will be paying tribute this year in Rimini to one of the greatest geniuses of the Seventh Art.

 Info: www.federicofellini.it