The New Italian (American) Film City

In the 1950s in the era of La Dolce Vita, Cinecitta Studios outside of Rome was a center of cinema, home to Federico Fellini. Inevitably, over the years the studio fell into disrepair. Now it’s undergoing a rebirth, led by a wave of American films. “The studio, built in 1937 by Mussolini as a propaganda instrument, is too often seen as a relic, fettered to Fellini and his peers: ‘It should be seen as a current place, full of people who will be in the cinema tomorrow, not decades ago. Now the most important are the Americans.’Many American productions have used the studio recently.”