The School of International Communications, Centre for English Language Education (CELE) and the Division of Engineering are proud to invite you to the Federico Fellini Film Retrospective Opening Night.
Mr Carlo Molina, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute, will present the film Roma (1972) with a short talk about Fellini's myth, the characteristics of his art and the role of the "territory" on his art. The retrospective will give a sense of Italian culture while you enjoy a film by the five-time Academy Award winner Federico Fellini.
About the filmmaker
Federico Fellini's career in cinema spanned five decades and he gained much critical acclaim. He won many awards including four Oscars in the Best Foreign Language category. His films offer a combination of themes including memory, dreams, fantasy and desire. They are often intimate looks at people at their most bizarre and the term "Felliniesque" is used when depicting an ordinary scene that has been altered by the addition of hallucinatory imagery. Many current filmmakers such as Woody Allen, David Lynch, Pedro Almodovar and Terry Gilliam have claimed to have been influenced in their work by Fellini.
About the film
Roma is a semi-autobiographical, poetic comedy-drama film depicting director Federico Fellini's move from his native Rimini to Rome as a youth. The movie can be described as a fluid, unconnected and sometimes chaotic procession of scenes detailing the various people and events of life in Italy's capital.