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Bulgaria - “Fellini’s Sets”

The exhibit by the Cineteca di Bologna is set in Sofia until August, 31st

The photographs on exhibit are unique documents of how Fellini made his films.

The moment of filming was only one of the phases of his creative work. Once the filming was over, Fellini began a new phase of total creative freedom in which he built a new film in post-production.

These images document how Fellini's presence on his sets was all-encompassing and how, film after film, it also grew because of the need to "hypnotize" the crew and to have increasingly vast and complex sets.

A certain light-heartedness seems to emerge from the vision of the photos, a playful side, a love for his characters that in Fellini seems to have the upper hand over the anxieties of creation.

The still photographers, among the best in Italy, thus become his accomplices. They are those who shoot the 'real film' that we spectators will never see, the one in which the Magician Federico plays all the roles.

The exhibition, curated by Gian Luca Farinelli and promoted by Cineteca di Bologna, is part of the official programme of the Italian National Committee for the Celebration of the Centenary of Fellini's birth - ‘Fellini 100’.
It is presented by the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Sofia within the programme Un'estate italiana in Bulgaria (An Italian Summer in Bulgaria), and is set in the Institute until August, 31st.

Cineteca di Bologna

Italian Cultural Institute of Sofia

Fellini 100

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