DERAGLIAMENTI COMPETES AT THE FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINEMA IN MONTREAL
Oct 18, 2012
Fabrica announces the participation of its recent production, Deragliamenti, in the official selection at the 41st edition of the Festival du nouveau cinema, one of the major venues of independent cinema worldwide, scheduled in Montréal from October 10th to 21st 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 competed at prestigious international film festivals, such as Toronto, Vancouver, Santa Barbara, It’s All True (Brazil) and London. It had its Italian premiere at Arcipelago-International Festival of Short Films and New Images in Rome, 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.
Saturday October 20, 2012 at 1.30pm
3536 Boul. Saint-Laurent – Montréal