Film, Meeting


From Jan 14, 2020 to Feb 18, 2020 at 20:00

As part of the “Fellini. La Dolce vita – 8 ½. Scene photographs ”created by the Regional Agency for Cultural Heritage – and open to the Magazzino delle Idee until March 1, 2020 – the Casa del Cinema association of Trieste has organized FELLINI 100: a series of collateral events with free admission, distributed over a month from Tuesday 14 January to 26 February.


Tuesday 14 January 2020

Tuesday 14 January 2020

MIELA THEATER | Piazza Duca degli Abruzzi 3 | Trieste

20.00 “LA DOLCE VITA” (Italy / France, 1960, 180 ‘)

Restored by Cineteca di Bologna in association with The Film Foundation, CSC – Cineteca Nazionale, Pathé, Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, Mediaset and Medusa Film, Paramount Pictures and Cinecittà Luce. With the support of Gucci and The Film Foundation

«Fellini aims to make the X-ray of the mutation of an era. To recount life as the new media represent it and, in building the story, it appropriates, for many episodes, the scoops of photojournalists. Anita’s episode in the fountain had been photographed by Pierluigi Praturlon in ’58, while Tazio Secchiaroli, the king of photojournalists in via Veneto, also in ’58 had photographed Aiché Nanà’s striptease in a trendy nightclub. “La dolce vita” is, programmatically, an exact reading of the country’s mediatization, almost an essay on the manipulation of information and image … Italy has not yet got rid of any of its ghosts, the path to modernity is still long and tortuous ». (Gian Luca Farinelli)

Presentation of the film by Alessandro Mezzena Lona (journalist, blogger and writer)


Tuesday 28 January 2020

MIELA THEATER | Piazza Duca degli Abruzzi 3 | Trieste

18.30 happy hour & djset by FAAB

8.30 “8½” (Italy, 1963, 138 ‘)

Restored by CSC – Cineteca Nazionale in collaboration with RTI-Mediaset

In his eighth film and a half, Fellini realizes a powerful self-portrait, devoid of reticence, mirroring himself in a director surprised by a sudden creative crisis, invaded by phantasmal visions of the past and at the mercy of the remorse deriving from his contradictory private life. One of the emblems of modern cinema.

«For me it is one of the greatest films ever made. Because it goes directly to the heart of creativity, creativity in cinema, which is surrounded by endless and annoying distractions and varieties of madness. And for the fact that Guido’s story becomes a sort of story for all of us, it becomes alive, vibrant, it goes towards the sublime ». (Martin Scorsese).

Presentation of the film by Leonardo Gandini (DAMS of Bologna, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)


Wednesday 12 February 2020

MIELA THEATER | Piazza Duca degli Abruzzi 3 | Trieste

6.30pm happy hour & djset by Soul Session (Andrea Manzoni & Barbara Loden)

20.30 “I VITELLONI” (Italy, 1953, 104 ‘)

Restored by CSC – Cineteca Nazionale

Four thirty-year-olds from a small seaside town live in eternal expectation of becoming adults. During the winter seasons, they drag themselves between the billiards and the coffee, between literary ambitions, playful jokes and easy erotic adventures, in a dimension of irresponsible idleness. The younger Moraldo follows them with naive admiration, who gradually frees himself from the influence of Fausto, an overwhelming dongiovanni and decides to abandon the protective warmth of the village to face the journey to Rome. Fellini intertwines the events of the four young calves (masterfully interpreted by Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Leopoldo Trieste and his brother Riccardo), adopting a lively fragmentary narrative that culminates in sequences of subtle bitterness (the unmade atmosphere of the post-Carnival period) and in mocking situations ( Leopold’s attempted seduction by an old homosexual man). For the first and only time in Fellini’s cinema, the world of adults (the parents of calves) is represented as an ethical model, without ambiguity. Filming mostly took place in Ostia and, in the first copies of the film, the distributors did not want to mention the name of Deaf, who at the time believed it was unwelcome to the public.

Presentation of the film by Luciano De Giusti (University of Trieste)


Wednesday 26 February 2020

MIELA THEATER | Piazza Duca degli Abruzzi 3 | Trieste

6.30pm happy hour & djset by Loris Zecchin (Solar Ipse)

20.30 “AMARCORD” (Italy / France, 1974, 127 ‘)

Restored by Cineteca di Bologna with the support of and the contribution of the Municipality of Rimini. In collaboration with Cristaldifilm

Precedes “Amarcord Fellini” (8 ‘), a montage of specimens, cuts and doubles of “Amarcord” edited by Giuseppe Tornatore

Exactly twenty years after telling the story of an escape from the province in “I vitelloni”, the author returns to that small world, reconstructing the environments of his adolescence in Cinecittà and Ostia. The family we see evoked in the film is that of his childhood friend Titta Benzi and around him there is a humanity described with blood tints and grotesque lines (especially the representatives of the institutions, the clergy and the fascist hierarchs), with tender sensuality ( Gradisca) and an affectionate and scratchy irony. The vitality of the figures that populate the film (including the marginalized nymphomaniac Volpina) conceals an underground, profound melancholy. According to Fellini, the small Romagna village of the 1930s sums up one of the most penetrating images of Italy: a small immature and conformist world, dominated by a bold and mystifying regime, or sadly impotent in the face of its violence.

Presentation of the film by Marcello Monaldi (University of Trieste)




curated by Lorenzo Codelli


Tuesday 4 February 2020 at 18.00

MAGAZZINO DELLE IDEE Corso Cavour 2 | Trieste


Gianfranco Angelucci, director of the Federico Fellini Foundation from 1997 and 2000, presents his book “Glossario Felliniano” (ed. Avagliano, 2020), with vintage backstage video projection.

Friday 7 February 2020 at 18.00

MAGAZZINO DELLE IDEE Corso Cavour 2 | Trieste


Alessandra Levantesi Kezich, essayist and film critic of the newspaper La Stampa, traces the relationship between Federico Fellini and Tullio Kezich, biographer of the great filmmaker, and presents the documentary “We who made the sweet life”, conceived by the critic and film producer from Trieste and directed by Gianfranco Mingozzi (assistant director on the set of the film). Alternating images of the film and archive materials, the documentary is based on interviews with the authors starting with Fellini himself and the screenwriter Tullio Pinelli; then the actors follow, from Marcello Mastroianno to Magalì Noel.

Friday 14 February 2020 at 18.00

MAGAZZINO DELLE IDEE Corso Cavour 2 | Trieste


Riccardo Costantini, coordinator of the Cinemazero Photographic Archive, presents the documentary “Ciao Federico!” by Gideon Bachmann, created in the magical atmosphere of the glittering set of Fellini’s “Satyricon”.

Tuesday 18 February 2020 at 18.00

MAGAZZINO DELLE IDEE Corso Cavour 2 | Trieste


Lorenzo Codelli, Vice-director of the Cineteca del Friuli, presents a rundown on the direct and indirect relationships between the Rimini master and the two great American filmmakers.




Friday 24 January 2020 at 22.00

MIELA THEATER | Piazza Duca degli Abruzzi 3 | Trieste


On the centenary of Federico Fellini, born in Rimini on 20 January 1920, a “fellinesque” themed party, from 10 pm to 2 am. Guest of the evening was the deejay Paolo Scotti, one of the greatest Italian collectors of soundtracks and jazz on vinyl, curator for Schema, Easy Beat, Studio Uno and record producer with the labels Deja’vu, Mo’Smog, Dejavu and Sun Sound Records . His remix of “There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)”, the cover of Lorraine Bowen’s Eurythmics in the soundtrack of “The Great Beauty”.


In collaboration with Trieste Film Festival.

All events are free admission; participants will be given a voucher which will entitle the reduced ticket (€ 3.00) to access the exhibition “FELLINI. La dolce vita is 8 ½. Stage photography “.

Organization of events by the Casa del Cinema Association of Trieste for ERPaC.

Event related to exhibition:

FELLINI. La dolce vita e 8 ½. Scene photographs

Federico Fellini was born on January 20, 1920. The Regional Agency for Cultural Heritage of Friuli Venezia Giulia in collaboration with Cinemazero of Pordenone, the Cineteca of Bologna, the Cineteca del Friuli, Casa del Cinema of Trieste, the Maraldi Collection of Cesena and the Minisini…