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by Catherine McGilvray


Fellini lived with a secret: the one investigated by Claudia, a Portuguese documentary filmmaker trying to make a film about him. The traces of the secret are in his "Book of Dreams" and in Fellini's relationship with Dr. Bernhard, his analyst and a pioneer of Jungian analysis in Italy, without whom the masterpiece 8 ½ would never have seen the light. Traces also appear in coincidences, interviews with friends, and places dear to Fellini: Rome, Rimini, or Jung's Tower House in Bollingen. But what Claudia discovers also makes up a tender, magical portrait: the certainty that, for Fellini, dreams are the only true reality.

international title: Fellini and the Shadow
original title: Fellini e l'ombra
country: Italy, Switzerland
year: 2021
genre: documentary
directed by: Catherine McGilvray
film run: 64'
screenplay: Caterina Cardona, Catherine McGilvray, Bruno Roberti
cinematography by: Henry Guereschi
film editing: Silvia Di Domenico
costumes designer: Marianna Sciveres
music: Daniel Ezquerra
producer: Andrea Gambetta
co-producer: Samanta Gandolfi Branca
production: Verdiana, Célestes Images, RSI - Radiotelevisione Svizzera di Lingua Italiana
backing: Cinecittà S.p.A
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