Omaggio ad Angelo Rizzoli con Fellini 8 ½
02/09/2023 - 02/09/2023
“Leggere il cinema – Omaggio ad Angelo Rizzoli con Fellini 8 ½” is a reading-show organized by the Municipality of Lacco Ameno and produced by the "Illuminata" cultural association as part of the "Pithecusae Festival 2023", conceived by the Councilor for Culture of the Municipality of Lacco Ameno Arch. Carla Tufano, financed by the Metropolitan City of Naples and included in the Billboard of Metropolitan Events. The reading will be held on Saturday 2 September in Piazza Santa Restituta in Lacco Ameno starting at 21:30. Admission is free while seats last.

A formidable short circuit between dream, reality and fantasy. So, for many, it was “8 ½”, Federico Fellini’s extraordinary masterpiece on the world of cinema, art and life. A sumptuous visual ride of incomparable power and beauty that still today, 60 years after its release in theaters, continues to dazzle us with its audacity and modernity. To pay homage to the genius of the Maestro from Rimini and the farsightedness of a producer, Angelo Rizzoli, who founded a publishing and cinematographic empire, and to whose figure the island of Ischia owes its definitive tourism and social revival, the Associazione Illuminata and the ‘Culture Department of the Municipality of Lacco Ameno present: “Leggere il cinema – Omaggio ad Angelo Rizzoli con Fellini 8 ½” , reading on stage on Saturday 2 September at 21.30 in Piazza Santa Restituta in Lacco Ameno. On stage two protagonists of the Italian show: Giuseppe Zeno, in the legendary role that belonged to Marcello Mastroianni, and Lucianna De Falco, flanked by Laura Jacobbi, Alessandra Calabrese, Salvatore Ronga and the voice of soprano Antonella Iacono. Interpreters of a timeless cinematographic work on the human condition through a journey that starts from the screenplay by the faithful pens of Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano and Brunello Rondi to arrive at the multimedia format of cinematographic reading, alternating the immediacy of the theater and of the word with the seductive power of the image on the screen. To reiterate, in the specific case of “8 ½” (the story of an inner crisis more congenial to the literary universe than to the cinematographic one), the particular and highly original function of screenplays in Fellini’s cinema: suggestions, traces, games, suggestions. Far from the more technical or peremptory meaning of the word, very close to the circus and jester-like nature of Fellini’s inspiration.