“Fellini of the Spirits”
Next week, the Marché du Film will take place as a stand-alone online event with an online platform that intends to recreate the vibrant experience of the physical market in Cannes. For the occasion Nexo Digital, a leading player in the international sales of cinema events, and Rai Com, the sales branch of Italian broadcaster Rai, are proud to announce the highly anticipated Market Screening Worldwide Première for “Fellini of the Spirits”, available to international buyers.
On 20 January 1920, Federico Fellini was born in Rimini. On the occasion of the year of celebrations of the centenary of his birth, it will be released in theatres as event and distributed by Nexo Digital, “Fellini of the spirits” by Anselma dell’Olio, produced by Mad Entertainment with Rai Cinema in coproduction with Walking The Dog, Arte and Rai Com.
Profoundly in love with life, Fellini went through his existence always seeking its meaning. The documentary investigates in depth his passion for what he defined as “mystery”, the esoteric, the unseen world in a relentless pursuit of other possibilities, other dimensions, other travels, and of everything that can make spirit and mind fly. These aspects, present throughout all his cinematography, have been subject of investigation by the great Jungian psychoanalyst Ernst Bernhard, who not only unraveled him the secrets of Subconscious, but he also showed him a whole new vision of the world through Tarot reading and I Ching consultation. However, it will be the encounter with Gustavo Rol, known for “Giulietta degli Spiriti”, that, thanks to his experiments, will prove to him that other dimensions really exist and there is no end to the travel of human beings.
A lot of voices will tell about the magic world of Fellini, from the tarot reader that Fellini always consulted to Terry Gilliam, from Giuditta Miscioscia, Gustavo Rol’s friend, to the director Damien Chazelle, from Fellini’s collaborators and dearest friends to Oscar winners’ directors such as William Friedkin.
Thanks to extraordinary materials of Rai Teche and Isitituto Luce archives and international archive contents, images from his movies and interviews to the intellectuals that most have studied his work, “Fellini of the Spirits” is an unprecedented, intimate and spiritual portrait of the great director.