Synopsis: Born in Rimini (Italy), on January 20, 1920, Federico Fellini is considered one of the most influential directors in the history of cinema. For almost four decades, he created his own style that left its mark on world cinematography with films as emblematic as “La Dolce Vita”, “8½” or “Amarcord”. In a mixture of fiction and documentary, the octogenarian Ettore Scola – with the help of his daughters, Paola and Sílvia, who support him in the argument – analyzes the filmmaker’s career, revisiting films and places, and recreating key moments in his life . Ettore Scola met Fellini in 1947 and was one of his closest friends until his death in 1993.
Projected at the 2013 Venice Film Festival, “Que Estranho Chamar-se Federico” – a title that cites a poem by García Lorca – is a tribute film to the great Italian master, in the year of the 20th anniversary of his death. Text: Public Cinecartez