Celebrate Fellini’s 100th Birthday by Walking in his Footsteps
Italian cult filmmaker Federico Fellini has been dead for 30 years, but that’s no reason not to celebrate his 100th birthday.
If Federico Fellini were alive today, he would almost certainly be celebrating his 100th birthday with the release of another epic film. The prolific director, who introduced the world to the dolce vita, died in 1993, but his legacy lives on in modern cinema, from the way Paolo Sorrentino uses the quirkiness of Italy as a full-on character in his films to Martin Scorsese, who has long been an outspoken fan of the master.
Fellini won five Oscars and a lifetime achievement award, but he also pulled back the curtain to a side of Italy that only those who live here full-time will ever see.
If you really want to celebrate this genius of film, start in his birth town of Rimini on Italy’s Adriatic Coast. It is a cross between Atlantic City and Las Vegas on a smaller scale, with the biggest draw being its kitschy night clubs and summer festivals. Continue reading at The Daily Beast.