Cinema’s Casanova Fellini at Pera film days
Fellini will be commemorated on the 20th anniversary of his death at Pera.Pera Film continues its “Masters of Cinema” series with “Cinema’s Casanova: Fellini,” showing a series of films directed by one of Italy’s great modern directors, Federico Fellini. In collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture in Istanbul and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pera Film is presenting nine Fellini films commemorating the 20 years since his death.
Fellini was a larger-than-life maestro who created an inimitable cinematic style combining surreal carnival with incisive social critique. In his early career, he was both a screenwriter for neorealist pioneer Roberto Rossellini and a newspaper caricaturist in postwar Rome, competing influences he would bring together with startling results. After such early works as “I Vitelloni,” Fellini broke away from neorealism’s political strictures with the beloved “La Strada,” and from there boldly explored his obsessions with the circus, societal decadence, spiritual redemption, and, most controversially, women, in such films as “Nights of Cabiria,” “Giulietta of the Spirits,” and “And the Ship Sails On.” Screenings at the Pera Museum will continue until Nov. 3, and can be seen with a discounted museum ticket of 5 Turkish Liras.