Knowledge Identifier: &Cinecitta



Large film studio in Rome that is considered the hub of Italian cinema add

Category: Business (999)

Founded in 1937.

Countries: Italy (38%), United States (15%), (15%)

Main connections: Cinema of the United States, Mario Lanfranchi, Federico Fellini

Linked to: BBC, HBO




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Mussolini himself inaugurated the studios on April 21st, 1937, which is the alleged anniversary of the founding of Rome add something


The studios were founded in 1937 by Benito Mussolini, his son Vittorio, and his head of cinema Luigi Freddi for propaganda purposes, under the slogan "Il cinema è l'arma più forte" add something


Following the war, between 1945 and 1947, the studios of Cinecittà were used as a displaced persons' camp for a period of about two years, following German occupation and a bombing by Allied forces that destroyed parts of the studio add something


In the 1950s, Cinecittà was the filming location for several large American film productions like "Ben-Hur", and became the studio most closely associated with Federico Fellini add something


Mario Lanfranchi - Right at the beginning of the 1960s Cinecittà, as a Hollywood-substitute, had reached its finale


After a period of near-bankruptcy in the 1980s, Cinecittà was privatized by the Italian government add something


It hosted the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest add something


The Dust of Time - In 1999, an American film director of Greek descent named A receives a phone call from his melancholic daughter at the Cinecittà studio


In addition, the BBC/HBO series "Rome" was filmed there from 2004-2007, the show being widely acclaimed for its sets and designs add something


Maria Cebotari - Luckily, someone re-discovered it in the Cinecittà archives in Rome, and it was shown for the first time in Romania in December 2006


Matteo Barzini - The documentary was distributed by Cinecittà Luce and in competition for the David di Donatello 2010/11


We Have a Pope (film) - Principal photography started 1 February 2010 and was finished by the end of May 2011 . Studio constructions at the Cinecittà studios in Rome included replicas of the Sala Regia and the Sistine Chapel


In July 2012 another fire damaged Teatro 5, the vast studio where Fellini filmed "La Dolce Vita" and "Satyricon" add something


The studio opened a movie-themed amusement park, Cinecittà World, in July 2014 add something


Zoolander 2 - By February 9, 2015, it was announced filming was set to commence at Rome's Cinecittà studios in the spring of 2015


More recently, Paolo Sorrentino's 2016 series "The Young Pope" was almost entirely shot at Cincecittà, including reconstruction of the interiors of the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica add something