There is no better way to describe Rimini’s relationship with the great Italian director, Federico Fellini.
That’s right. Federico Fellini, the famous film director, was born right here in Rimini on 20 January 1920. Fellini was adored by many for his shrewd, surreal take on people, things, and the world, and his directing style is often described as ”Fellinian” (although the director once said he never thought he’d become an adjective!).
Federico spent his childhood in Rimini before moving to Rome, and the city and its people left their mark on his unique perspective of the world. So much so that one of his most beloved, award-winning films Amacord –written in collaboration with Tonino Guerra – take its title from the typical Riminese expression a’m’arcord, meaning “I remember”. The film is a splendid, nostalgic trip down memory lane to times gone by, evoking a distant childhood world populated by unique characters straddling reality and the absurd, whose vitality and tragic yet comical contradictions are celebrated with pride.