Inaugurated in Tunis show on Fellini's 'Book of Dreams'

Sketches by great filmmaker exhibited

21 January, 12:16

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, JANUARY 21 - An exhibit of images from the 'Book of dreams' by Italy's great filmmaker Federico Fellini has been inaugurated in Tunis.

    The initiative called 'Fellini, a dream-maker' is hosted by the Italian cultural institute until the end of February. The event also included a retrospective on some of Fellini's most iconic movies, including La Strada (1954), Roma (1972), Amarcord (1973), Prova d'Orchestra (1978) and others in collaboration with Cinémathèque Tunisienne. At the opening of the show, which included a conference hosted by the artistic director of the Cinémathèque Tunisienne, Hichem Ben Ammar and director Mourad Ben Cheickh, the Italian ambassador to Tunisia, Lorenzo Fanara, intervened highlighting the great importance and influence of Fellini's art who has made such an impact on cultural heritage worldwide.

    The 'Book of dreams' is a diary in which Fellini - following the advice of psychiatrist Ernst Bernhard - sketched drawings inspired his dreams. Each morning Fellini would represent his dreams in the book, which he described as ''hasty notes'' and ''marks''. The drawings represent characters, circumstances and themes that have inspired his films, along with sentences, comments and dialogues. A selection of his drawings reproduced from the Book of Dreams are part of the show. The book was acquired by the Fellini Foundation in 2006 and gifted to the City of Rimini in 2015. It is currently exhibited at the Museum of the City of Rimini. The Book of Dreams includes two volumes with over 400 pages. The sketches on display in Tunis are on themes that are central to Fellini's creativity such as eroticism, travelling, history, cinema, fashion, art, literature and religion. (ANSAmed).

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