Federico degli spiriti – L'ultimo Fellini
Vincenzo Mollica, Pupi Avati, Paolo Villaggio, Sergio Rubini, Sandra Milo, Ettore Scola, Lina Wertmüller, Dante Ferretti, Giuseppe Tornatore, Carlo Verdone, Claudio Amendola
Medusa Film, BNL Group BNP Paribas
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Federico Fellini died on October 31st, 1993. After a two day-long wake in “his” Teatro 5 at Cinecittà, which was packed, the solemn funeral ceremony was celebrated in the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Rome. Twenty years ago. Three intense days that turned into the first great media event surrounding the death of an Italian showman. The documentary relies on both images and the memories of people who were there to describe what happened.
Fellini’s death was the first great event that I covered as a television journalist. It was the first time that you could clearly feel the kind of “media pressure” that surrounds every event involving a famous name today. An atmosphere somewhere between obsession and feuilleton, which I tried to convey using a simple approach: asking the people that were there to talk about those moments, but using the images from twenty years ago.