DERAGLIAMENTI IN OFFICIAL COMPETITION AT LIDF - LONDON INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
May 24, 2012
EUROPEAN PREMIERE FOR DERAGLIAMENTI AT THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
Fabrica in official competition with its recent documentary about the artistic partnership of Milo Manara and Federico Fellini
Treviso, May 2012. Fabrica, the creative lab of the Benetton Group, announces the participation of its recent production, Deragliamenti, in the official selection at the London International Documentary Festival (LIDF), UK's largest independent documentary festival, that will run at venues across London from 24 May to 2 June, 2012.
Deragliamenti tells of Milo Manara’s experience and joint work with Federico Fellini to transform the screenplay of the film Il Viaggio di Mastorna detto Fernet into a comic strip.
Originally written by Federico Fellini, Il Viaggio di Mastorna detto Fernet has been defined as “the most famous film never made”. Fellini’s decision to abandon the project just before the start of filming is shrouded in mystery. The most likely explanation is that the film in some way brought him face to face with his own death. It tells in fact of the wandering journey of a cellist in the afterlife and the project was described by Fellini himself as “the story of a man who is dead without knowing it”.
At the age of seventy-two Fellini started work with a longstanding friend, one of the world’s best known illustrators, Milo Manara, on a project entitled Il Viaggio, to transform the screenplay of Il Viaggio di Mastorna detto Fernet into a comic strip and in this way exorcise the lack of closure of the film. Ironically Il Viaggio was Fellini’s last work before his death in 1993.
Deragliamenti is produced entirely by Fabrica and directed by Chelsea McMullan, a young Canadian resident in the video area who has already produced experimental videos and documentaries.
The short documentary was nominated for a Genie Award (the Canadian Oscars) for Best Short Documentary. It participated in official selection at the latest edition of Toronto, Vancouver, Santa Barbara and It’s All True International Film Festivals while its trailer featured at the first anthological exhibition on Milo Manara, set up at the Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala, in Siena, Italy.
Friday, June 1st, 2012 at 7.30pm
The Horse Hospital
London WC1N 1JD (UK)
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Fabrica Press Office