Rome Film Festival 2010: La Dolce Vita Tribute

October 25, 2010 – The fifth edition of the International Rome Film Festival will be dedicating a tribute to La Dolce Vita. On October 30th at 6:00 p.m., on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Fellini’s film, the Sala Petrassi of the Auditorium Parco della Musica will be premiering worldwide the digital restoration of La Dolce Vita.

The film was restored by the Cineteca di Bologna at the laboratory L’Immagine Ritrovata in collaboration with The Film Foundation, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia -Cineteca Nazionale, Pathé, Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, Mediaset and Medusa Film, Paramount Pictures and Cinecittà Luce. The restoration of the film was made possible thanks to the support given by Gucci and The Film Foundation.

The program will also include three themed exhibitions.

The Cineteca di Bologna will be paying tribute to the Maestro with an exhibition entitled“Labirinto Fellini”, which will be held at the “MACRO Testaccio, La Pelanda”, and will be open to public from October 30, 2010 to January 30, 2011. The exhibition will be composed of two sections: the first, coordinated by Sam Stourdzé, “La grande parata”, will restore the great richness and modernity of Fellini’s work through a selection of rare materials, photographs, clips, and drawings. The other, coordinated by Dante Ferretti and Francesca Loschiavo, will be a sort of magic installation, capable of taking audiences behind Fellini’s sets.

From October 28 to December 20, the Emeroteca del Polo bibliotecario parlamentare of the Senate’s Library “G. Spadolini” will be holding an exhibition themed on the year 1960 by showing images and articles belonging to its collections. The title of the exhibition is:“1960. Il mondo ai tempi de La dolce vita” (“1960. The world in the years of La dolce Vita”).

The exhibition “La Dolce Vita. 1950-1960. Stars and Celebrities in the Italian Fifties”, coordinated by Marco Panella and promoted by the Municipality of Rome, Councillorship of Cultural Policies and Communication – Sovraintendenza ai Beni Culturali, Artix and Cinecittà Luce, is an event dedicated to the ’50s and to the stars of those years. The exhibition presents 100 photos, most of which never seen before, selected from Archivio Luce’s archives, and 100 illustrated magazines of the ’50s.

The exhibition will be open until November 14th.

The tribute to La Dolce Vita will include the retrospective “Le notti pazze de La Dolce Vita” (“The crazy nights of La Dolce Vita”), realized by the Centro Sperimentaledi Cinematografia – Cineteca Nazionale. The aim of the retrospective is to reflect on the films that anticipated the atmospheres of Fellini’s masterpiece. The Sala Trevi will be screening:Le Infedeli directed by Mario Monicelli and Steno,Viale della speranza by Dino Risi, La donna del giorno by Francesco Maselli, Un amore a Roma by Dino Risi, Il principe fusto by Maurizio Arena, Risate di gioia by Mario Monicelli, Via Margutta by Mario Camerini, Divorzio all’italiana by Pietro Germi, La notte by Michelangelo Antonioni,Totò, Peppino e…La Dolce Vitaby Sergio Corbucci, Una vita difficile by Dino Risi, La cuccagna by Luciano Salce, Gli Arcangeli by Enzo Battaglia, Io la conoscevo bene by Antonio Pietrangeli, Io, io, io…e gli altri by Alessandro Blasetti, La notte pazza del conigliaccio by Alfredo Angeli,Toby Dammit (Ep. of Tre passi nel delirio) by Federico Fellini, Necropolis by Franco Brocani, Roma bene by Carlo Lizzani, Ingrid sulla strada by Brunello Rondi, I Prosseneti by Brunello Rondi, Molto di più by Mario Lenzi, Night Club by Sergio Corbucci, Paparazzi by Neri Parenti.