Cannes remembers Fellini

Filmmaker's tribute includes pix, shorts, TV commercials

PARIS — Federico Fellini will be the subject of a major retrospective at next month’s Cannes Film Festival.

The Cannes fest has not officially announced details of the event, which marks the 10th anniversary of the death of the director of “La Dolce Vita,” “La Strada” and other classics. But those involved say it will unspool 20 feature films, three shorts and even TV commercials shot by Fellini.

New prints and subtitles are being provided by Cinecitta Holding. Mediaset’s Cinema Forever and the Scuola Nazionale di Cinema have restored nine films.

Also expected are book launches and roundtable discussions with friends and relatives of the director, including Cinecitta prexy Pupi Avati, Cinema Forever prexy Fedele Confalonieri and Scuola Nazionale prexy Francesco Alberoni.

Plans will be unveiled for a Fellini museum in the director’s hometown of Rimini.

Event is supported by the Italian Ministry of Culture in collaboration with Regione Emilia-Romagna and the Fondazione Federico Fellini.

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