A year-long journey. Oreste Monaco, Italian photographer and art director, will capture stories of Italian people settled in Italian places.
An intrusion into A-typical places, of A-typical people.
Francesco Castiglione, class of 1982.
He was born in Germany, grew up in Sicily and moved to Rome when he was only 19 years old to begin his career in the world of theater and then landed on the big screen. Through the gaze of Oreste Monaco he retraces the famous paths of Italian cinema.
The Colosseum has often been used as a natural setting for famous Italian films, thanks to its iconicity. One of the first was Carmine Gallone’s 1940 historical colossal “Agrippina.” Federico Fellini chose it as the backdrop for some scenes in “La Dolce Vita” (1960), such as Mastroianni’s suicide at dawn or Anita Ekberg’s famous walk.
Via Clivo di Scauro. The street became famous in cinema thanks to Federico Fellini’s 1960 film “La Dolce Vita.” In the film’s climactic scene, Marcello Mastroianni walks down this alley carrying Anouk Aimée in his arms. It is the famous sequence in which the two of them cross the street with the Trevi Fountain in the background. Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita” is considered one of the masterpieces of Italian neorealism and has made the Clivo di Scauro street an almost “pilgrimage” destination for fans of the Rimini director and Italian cinema in general.
Piazza Navona, with its central fountain, Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers, representing the 4 major rivers known at the time (Ganges, Nile, Rio de la Plata and Danube). In Piazza Navona, Vittorio De Sica set some scenes of the film Miracle in Milan (1951) right in Piazza Navona. The central fountain and surrounding buildings are clearly recognizable there. Later, Pier Paolo Pasolini shot some scenes of the film Il Decameron (1971) in Piazza Navona, taking advantage of its Renaissance atmosphere.