Travel Italy through the work of Federico Fellini

1960s: Days of Rage

“Born in 1920, Federico Fellini is recognised as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. Throughout the 1940s, the young filmmaker amassed many writing credits, most notably co-writing the screenplay for Rome, Open City, directed by Roberto Rossellini. This, famously, led Fellini to receive his first Oscar nomination. By 1950, Fellini had co-produced and co-directed his first feature film, Variety Lights, with Alberto Lattuada. Despite the film’s disastrous reception, Fellini continued making movies, and his 1953 effort, I Vitelloni, was recieved well and won the Silver Lion Award in Venice. Over the next few decades, Fellini created countless influential and breathtaking features with a distinctive style that cemented him as an auteur. Greatly inspired by his own childhood, dreams, and personal experiences, Fellini injected his films with warmth and humanity. He once declared: ‘Even if I set out to make a film about a fillet of sole, it would…

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