April 09, 2015
06:30 pm

Federico Fellini "Making a film" - book presentation and panel

Italian Cultural Institute of New York
686 Park Avenue
10065 New York, NY
United States


Federico Fellini's Fare un film (1980) is the most comprehensive collection of the idiosyncratic Italian director's writings available in any language. The contents were culled from a variety of sources long out of print, including interviews, autobiographical pieces, and materials that initially appeared as supplements to published screenplays. The German publisher Diogenes Verlag AG released the first version of the text as Aufsätze und Notizen in 1974, and an English translation with the title of Fellini on Fellini followed in 1976. While Fellini was not directly involved with the German or English publications, friends and colleagues convinced the director to edit the contents of the compilation considerably before it was published in Italian by the Einaudi press as Fare un film (Making a Film) in 1980. The new translation from Contra Mundum Press will make this authoritative collection, expanded, reworked and approved by Federico Fellini, available to readers of English for the first time.


Natasha Senjanovic (journalist)
Wendy Keys (Film Society Lincoln Center)
Christopher Burton-White (translator)

Followed by the screening of the film Toby Dammitt (1968)