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Cinecitta studios premieres a spectacular exhibition on cinema called 'Backstage'

2016-04-24

While walking through the museum and production lots of Cinecitta, you cannot help but feel like you have been teleported to another era. There are replicas of the ancient Roman Forum, Florence, Venice and Medieval Paris. It is a world of marvel and only ever seen in textbooks or on the big screen. 

BARBARA GORETTI
Curator of the exhibition "Backstage”
"Here you can see many images about movies but you can learn how film is made and know who is the director, what is a screenplay and how the special effects are done.”

Barbara Goretti is the curator for the current exhibition at Cinecitta studios in Rome called "Backstage.”

"Backstage” is an educational and interactive way of understanding the world through a cinematic lens. There are six rooms, all of which are all dedicated to the main elements cinema such as: screenplay, direction, sound, costume and lastly a narration celebrating the last 75 years of Cinecitta's inception

BARBARA GORETTI
Curator of the exhibition "Backstage”
"The most important thing of Backstage is that people can do something in the rooms. So, here for example, we are in the directors room and people can open different shelves and discover the life of Martin Scorsese or discover that Sergio Leone thought about this cowboy like an ancient Greek, ancient Roman heroes.”

Cinecitta's in-house film library houses a collection of some of the most notable original films, costumes and screenplays from some of the greatest Italian directors of all time. Among them, Federico Fellini, Sergio Leone, Martin Scorsese and Roberto Benigni to name a few. 

BARBARA GORETTI
Curator of the exhibition "Backstage”
"The future is to do this, coordinating also with the production work that Cinecitta studios does normally. On one side we have culture and education for the public, and on the other side we continue the production of international movies.”

From start to finish, the Backstage tour offers something for everyone. 


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