MADRID – An “unprecedented” exhibition on Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini opened Thursday evening in Barcelona.
The show is announced as allowing visitors to “discover new aspects of the personality and the work” of Fellini, such as “scripts, contracts, letters, drawings, photos of scenes and of his life. private, posters, objects of his sets and costumes, accompanied by rare and unseen videos including interviews with the director, “said the organizers.
The exhibition is entitled “The Centenary. Fellini in the World” and will be open to the public from Friday to January 9, 2022 in the Catalan capital at the Center of Culture and Memory of Born.
It was organized by the Italian Institute of Culture and sponsored by the Italian Embassy in Madrid and Barcelona City Hall.
The project for his exhibition was organized by Vincenzo Mollica, Alessandro Nicosia and Francesca Fabbri Fellini, and was sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the director’s birth (1920).
Before arriving in Barcelona, ââthe exhibition had been presented in eight other cities: Moscow, San Paolo, Vilnius, Tirana, Ljubljana, Saint Petersburg, Buenos Aires and Kiev.
The exhibition was inaugurated Thursday evening in the presence of the Italian consul in Barcelona Emanuele Manzitti, the director of the Italian Institute of Culture Lucio Izzo and representatives of local institutions.
“The Maestro,” said Manzitti, “for his creativity, is considered a true citizen of Barcelona, ââa member of the Italian community living here.” Ambassador to Spain Riccardo Guariglia said the exhibition is a “tangible sign” of the “will and capacity of Italian culture to be ever more alive and active in the most critical periods”.