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online > SCREENING [Fellini@100] How Strange to Be Named Federico! by Ettore Scola ** sold out **



online > SCREENING [Fellini@100] How Strange to Be Named Federico! by Ettore Scola   ** sold out **

To continue the celebration for the 100th anniversary of Federico Fellini’s birth, we honor the Italian maestro with a virtual screening of Che Strano chiamarsi Federico! (How Strange to Be Named Federico!) by Golden Globe winner and five-time Oscar nominee, director Ettore Scola.  

This documentary-fiction homage to Fellini’s life and films includes rare archival material from Scola and Fellini’s visiting each other on film sets, and re-enacted scripted scenes. Although the two filmmakers never worked together, Scola previously celebrated Fellini’s work by re-creating the famous scene of the Trevi’s Fountain from Fellini’s La Dolce Vita (1960) in his own C’eravamo tanto amati (1974). 

In How strange to be named Federico!, Scola commemorates their long association through his own recollections and those of mutual friends, while simultaneously evoking a lost way of making movies.  

This screening launches our partnership with American distributor Kino Lorber and our platform “Cinema Italiano: A better way to stay home”, an online series of Italian movies. 


Directed by Ettore Scola

Film Italian with English Subtitles | 2013 | 96 minutes

Free screening through KinoMarquee powered by KinoNow 

Instructions on how to watch this documentary will be emailed with your order confirmation



This program is part of Fare Cinema 2020, an initiative by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation promoting Italian quality film productions in the world.

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Ettore Scola is one of the most appreciated names in Italian cinema. His name is associated with seminal works of contemporary Italian cinema such as 1974 C’eravamo Tanto Amati (We all Loved Each Other so Much), starring Nino Manfredi, Vittorio Gassman, Stefania Sandrelli and Aldo Fabrizi, 1977 Una Giornata Particolare (Special Day), starring Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni (for which he won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film in 1978) and 1987 La Famiglia (The Family), with Vittorio  Gassman and Stefania Sandrelli. 

Nominated for five Academy Awards, his famous 1980 movie La Terrazza (starring Marcello Mastroianni, Ugo Tognazzi, Vittorio Gassman, Stefania Sandrelli, Ombretta Colli and Milena Vukovic), set during a party where a group of disillusioned Italian Communist intellectuals discuss life, has been the inspiration for Sorrentino’s Oscar winning La Grande Bellezza.

His last work dates to 2013 and was dedicated to his colleague and friend Federico Fellini, known at the times of the Marc’Aurelio and whom he has always considered an inspiration.

His daughters, Paola and Silvia, produced a documentary about their father, Ridendo and Scherzando, a beautiful memento to his art, but also to Scola as a father and a person.



Date: From Friday, June 12, 2020 to Thursday, June 18, 2020

Organized by : IIC Washington

Entrance : Free