A new restoration from eminent preservation entity Cineteca di Bologna will world-premiere — in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Italy’s Cristaldi Film — at the festival this Fall. Cowritten by poet Tonino Guerra and shot at Rome’s famed Cinecitta Studios, Fellini’s semi-autobiographical ode to 1930s fascist Italy boasts a menagerie of eccentric, colorful characters played by the likes of Bruno Zanin, Magali Noël, Pupella Maggio and Armando Brancia. Nina Rota, of course, delivers yet another magical score.
“Amarcord” will mark the second Fellini reprint of the year, as the British Film Institute unveiled a new transfer of the director’s 1963 meta-classic “8 1/2” in May. Meanwhile, Cineteca di Bologna is also at work on a multiyear project to resurrect and restore the oeuvre of Buster Keaton.
Also, as previously announced, Alfonso Cuarón will chair the international competition jury of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, which will award the Golden Lion for Best Film and other official prizes.