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Rome to mark Fellini's death
Federico Fellini
Fellini was awarded a lifetime achievement Oscar in 1993
The 10th anniversary of the death of Italian director Federico Fellini will be marked by a series of concerts and exhibitions.

The Oscar winner died on 31 October 1993 at the age of 73, after four distinguished decades as a director.

Rome, where Fellini spent many years, is to stage a number of tributes starting with a giant display of pictures at some of the sites in the capital that were of particular significance to the director.

In September, the pictures will be exhibited at Via Margutta where he lived, and at Via Veneto, where scenes from La Dolce Vita were filmed.

The Rome tribute - called Romarcord after his movie Amarcord - is being promoted by fellow Oscar-winners Roberto Benigni and Giuseppe Tornatore.

An exhibition featuring costumes, movie clips and other memorabilia will go on display at the Vittoriano near Piazza Venezia from 4 October, before it transfers to Paris in January.

Circus

There will also be an exhibition illustrating the world of Fellini's women - who are often seen as larger-than-life characters based on male fantasies - featuring the director's own drawings.

Piazza del Campidoglio will host a concert featuring soundtracks from Fellini's movies, organised by composer Nicola Piovani, who worked with the director in Ginger and Fred, L'Intervista (The Interview) and La Voce della Luna (The Voice of the Moon).

A conference in November will explore Fellini's brief time with the circus and its influence on his film-making.

Fellini won four best foreign film Oscars and was honoured with a lifetime achievement Academy Award shortly before his death.

Such has been his influence on movie-making that the term Felliniesque has been adopted to describe unusual characters and visual extravagance.


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