As we have revealed a couple of weeks ago, this year’s theme for the fourteenth edition of Amarcort Film Festival is titled Sulla STRADA di Fellini, a play on words between the name of the famous Fellini masterpiece La Strada and the fact that, in Italian, “being sulla strada di” is something like “following the path of”.

Being this the topic, Amarcort 21 has organized three conferences on three great directors influenced by Fellini during their careers.

Sulla STRADA di Fellini – David Lynch

When: Thursday 25th November, 6 p.m.
Where: Teatro degli Atti in Rimini
Speaker: Matteo Marino, one of the leading experts on David Lynch, founder of davidlynch.it
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David Lynch, all-round artist and director whose classification is impossibile, has always recognised his strong bond with Federico Fellini and his cinematography. In addition to having remembered the Maestro with several essays, he has often tapped into his work as source of inspiration for his masterpieces.

The oneiric and the unconscious, the dark side of his characters, the contrasts between lights and shadows in his films, the mystery, the surrealism and the painting which often inspires his films: an overview on his typical traits, so difficult to categorize, on an artist who, born on the same day of Fellini, has followed a great part of the STRADA (path) traced by the Maestro.

Sulla STRADA di Fellini – Stanley Kubrick

When: Friday 26th November, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Teatro degli Atti in Rimini
Speaker: Filippo Ulivieri, main Italian expert on Stanley Kubrick, author of books on the topic and runner of archiviokubrick.it
Event description:

Props, quotes, references, situations… How much could you find in common between Fellini’s and Kubrick’s films!

A mutual ammiration between these two big legends in world cinema is well known and is also testified by the exchange of phone calls and letters between the two, as told by Emilio D’Alessandro, Kubrick’s chaffeur.
In many scenes from their films analogies can be found, result of studies, appreciation, valorization, continuation.
Without doubts, Stanley Kubrick was one of the first to take the STRADA (path) traced by the Riminese Maestro.

Sulla STRADA di Fellini – Wes Anderson

When: Saturday 27th November, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Teatro degli Atti in Rimini
Speaker: Sandra Innamorato from Birdmen Magazine birdmenmagazine.com
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Irony, surralism, elegance and eccentricity: all this, but also much more, is what we find in Wes Anderson’s films.

It is impossible not to recognise the strong influence that Fellini’s work has sparked on the eccetric director, from the exasperated stylization, which in every film reminds us its presence, with the creation of famous and abstract places and scenographies, costumes, colors that make his style distinctive.