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Federico Fellini, the genius of the imagination: the book by Marco Bertozzi, the creativity of Studio Azzurro and the documentary film by Paul Tana (#IICMONTREALWEBINARSERIES)

Date:

12/03/2020


Federico Fellini, the genius of the imagination: the book by Marco Bertozzi, the creativity of Studio Azzurro and the documentary film by Paul Tana (#IICMONTREALWEBINARSERIES)

On the occasion of the first centenary of Federico Fellini's birth (1920-2020), the Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal is pleased to present the conversation entitled “Federico Fellini, the genius of the imagination: the book by Marco Bertozzi, the creativity of Studio Azzurro and the documentary film by Paul Tana”. Introduced and moderated by Francesco D’Arelli, director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Montreal, the participants will include Marco Bertozzi, filmmaker and professor of Cinema at the IUAV University of Venice; Fabio Cirifino and Leonardo Sangiorgi among the founders of Studio Azzurro; and, Paul Tana, director and professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal.

Thursday, December 3rd 2020, 3.00 pm (Montréal), 9.00 (Roma)

Registration required

M. Bertozzi has already written various essays on the work of Federico Fellini, he edited Bibliofellini (the international bibliography on the director, in 3 volumes) and is currently publishing the book L’Italia di Fellini. Images, landscapes, forms of life (Marsilio, 2020). M. Bertozzi and Anna Villari curated the exhibition “Fellini100. Genius Immortale” (Rimini, Castel Sismondo, December 14th 2019- April 13th 2020), whose artistic project is the creative work of Studio Azzurro. With the conception, the artistic-multimedia design and the staging by Studio Azzurro, M. Bertozzi and A. Villari are among the protagonists of the creation of the Federico Fellini International Museum in Rimini, soon to open to the public.

Virtual tour of the exhibition “Fellini100. Genius Immortale” with the curators M. Bertozzi and A. Villari.

 

Fellini100: preview of the Fellini International Museum: the interviews.

Federico Fellini, a genius of the imagination, has become with his filmmaking an inexhaustible source of creative inspiration in the world for many directors, both young and already famous. Paul Tana, director and professor at the University of Québec à Montréal, on the occasion of the centenary of the Maestro's birth, made a valuable documentary film in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal and the École des médias of his own university entitled Fellini. Premières fois (2020, 30 min). The film, starting from an interview with Fellini made by Québec directors Claude Jutra (1930-1986) and Michel Brault (1928-2013), when in 1957 the Maestro was in New York to receive his first Oscar (La strada), follows and testifies to the amazing fascination that the Maestro's art exerts on the world of cinema in North America and in particular in Québec.

Marco Bertozzi is a filmmaker, film historian and curator of film art exhibitions. After graduating in architecture, he studied cinema at the DAMS in Bologna, at Ipotesi Cinema (with Ermanno Olmi and Mario Brenta) and at the Paris 8 University. He continued his postdoctoral studies at the Roma 3 University, where he developed a series of research on relations between cinema and city and on the Italian documentary. He has taught Cinema at the Experimental Center of Cinematography, at the Roma 3 University, at the Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint Denis University, at the University of Quebec in Montreal, at the Gian Maria Volontè School of Cinema in Rome, at the International Conservatory of Audiovisual Sciences (CISA) of Locarno, and is currently Full Professor of Cinema at the IUAV University of Venice. Among his books: La veduta Lumière. L’immaginario urbano nel cinema delle origini (2001), L’occhio e la pietra. Il cinema, una cultura urbana (2003), Storia del documentario italiano. Immagini e culture dell’altro cinema (2008), Recycled Cinema. Immagini perdute, visioni ritrovate (2012), Documentario come arte. Riuso, performance, autobiografia nell’esperienza del cinema contemporaneo (2018). He has written various essays on the work of Federico Fellini, edited Bibliofellini (the international bibliography on the director, in 3 volumes) and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Federico Fellini Foundation. Currently, he is co-curator of the traveling exhibition Fellini100 and is part of the group - with, among others, Studio Azzurro, Anteo of Milan and Studio Carpenzano of Rome - winner of the competition for the construction of the Federico Fellini International Museum which will be built in Rimini from December 2020.

Studio Azzurro. In 1982, Fabio Cirifino, Paolo Rosa (1949-2013) and Leonardo Sangiorgi generated a creative experience aimed at exploring the poetic and expressive sensibilities of new technological languages. They are joined, from 1995 to 2011, by Stefano Roveda, an expert in interactive systems. With the creation of video spaces, sensitive environments, museum itineraries, theatrical performances and films, Studio Azzurro imagines and designs an original artistic journey, which also crosses the essence of traditional disciplines. This is how Studio Azzurro increasingly takes the form of an artistic research laboratory, so much so that it is often compared to a real Renaissance workshop.

Paul Tana, born in Ancona in Italy in 1947, he arrived with his family in Québec, in 1958. He studied at the Université de Montréal and teaches at the École des Médias of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQàM). He began his film career in the 1970s with the ACPAV production cooperative, making a long series of memorable short films and films, among which Les Grands enfants (1980), Caffè Italia (1985), La Sarrasine ( 1992) and La Déroute (1998). More recently, the short film Le figuier (2018), where the protagonist is the fig (Ficus carica), a tree grown in the Mediterranean area and landed in Montreal thanks to the Italians, who generously preserve its vitality, making it resurrect every year.

Information

Date: Thursday, December 03, 2020

Time: At 3:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Montréal

Entrance : Free


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