Calle de Alcalá, 42, Madrid, 28014, Spain
Dates:From 10 october 2017 to 21st january 2018
Time: From tuesday to saturday from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 21:00
o reach a deep understanding of the life and filmography of the filmmaker Federico Fellini (Rimini, 1920 - Rome, 1993), we must immerse ourselves in his dreams and his drawings. Both elements were present until the end in their work. Even one year before his death, he surprised the public by recording three disturbing commercials for the Banca di Roma (played by Paolo Villaggio, Fernando Rey and Anna Falchi) that reveal the concerns of a man who goes to the psychoanalyst and turns his dream world there: Lovely breakfasts that are interrupted, wild animals in a jail, tunnels that collapse.
The Italian director daily drew his dreams in a diary, compilation of chimeras, titled The book of the dreams. This fact reveals the importance of the unconscious in Fellini's life. Another of his obsessions, the almost mechanical practice of drawing, is evident through his own testimony: "I have always drawn on any piece of paper that I found. It is a kind of conditioned reflex, an automatic gesture, a mania that I have been with me since forever ".
The Círculo de Bellas Artes hosts a show about the scriptwriter and film director whose thread is crossed by the dream, the erotic and his obsession with drawing. The exhibition, with a documentary character, will show photographs of shooting, original drawings, projections and unpublished material, and will bring the visitor closer to the complexity and grandeur of one of the most influential directors in the history of cinema.