Legendary Italian director Federico Fellini will have the 10th anniversary of his death marked by a series of concerts and exhibitions.

The award-winning JULIET OF THE SPIRITS director died of a heart attack on 31 October 1993 after four decades as a respected filmmaker.

His life will be celebrated largely in Rome, where Fellini spent a great deal of his time, and will begin with a giant display of pictures at some of the sites in the Italian capital which were particularly significant to the director.

In September (03), the pictures will be exhibited at Fellini's hometown of Via Margutta, and Via Veneto - where scenes from La Dolce Vita were shot.

An exhibition featuring costumes, movie clips and other memorabilia will go on display at the VITTORIANO near Piazza Venezia from 4 October (03), before transferring to Paris, France in January (04).

There will also be an exhibition illustrating the world of Fellini's women, who are often seen as larger-than-life characters based on male fantasies, featuring the director's own drawings.

Piazza del Campidoglio will host a concert featuring soundtracks from Fellini's movies, organised by composer NICOLA PIOVANI, who worked with the director on GINGER AND FRED, L'INTERVISTA and LA VOCE DELLA LUNA.

While, a conference in November (03) will explore Fellini's brief time with the circus and its influence on his film-making.

29/07/2003 02:34