Fellini of the Spirits

original title:

FELLINI DEGLI SPIRITI

directed by:

cast:

Damien Chazelle, William Friedkin, Terry Gilliam, Fiammetta Profili, Filippo Ascione, Sergio Zavoli, Andrea Minuz, Aldo Tassone

world sales:

country:

Italy/France/Belgium

year:

2020

format:

colour

status:

Ready (07/01/2020)

“Fellini of the Spirits” covers uncharted ground delving into Fellini’s fascination with spirituality, religion, esoterica and astrology that stemmed initially from his encounter with Jungian psychoanalyst Ernst Bernhard who “had a huge influence” on him.
The title takes its cue from Fellini’s 1965 film “Juliet of the Spirits,” his first work in color in which visions, memories and mysticism help a woman in her 40s, played by his wife Giulietta Masina, find the strength to dump her husband who is betraying her.
“Juliet of the Spirits” is commented on in the doc by Chazelle who talks about Fellini’s “deeply personal” and “cathartic” connection with the film’s “raw and personal material” and also more in general about the “emotional truth” in Fellini’s films.
The doc will draw on plenty of unseen materials from the archives of pubcaster Rai and state film entity Istituto Luce, in addition to film clips, to reconstruct and depict Fellini’s rapport with the spiritual and the supernatural.
(Source: Variety.com)