How Strange to be Named Federico
This smart, fresh, fascinating film humorously captures director Ettore Scola’s friendship with the celebrated filmmaker Federico Fellini over the course of two decades. The story begins in 1939, as 9-year-old Scola reads Fellini’s magazine cartoons to his blind grandfather. The film defies genres by mixing archival footage with the masterful recreation of defining moments in the lives of the two filmmakers. Among the most memorable highlights are the nocturnal drives in Rome that the insomniac Fellini enjoyed with Scola. The film is warm, fast-paced and graced by Andrea Guerra’s charming musical score. You are sure to agree with the critics and find yourself mesmerized by this film.