Felice Farina

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Felice Farina
Felice Farina in 2014
Born (1954-08-14) 14 August 1954 (age 65)
Rome, Italy
Years active1986–present

Felice Farina (born 14 August 1954) is an Italian director.


Felice Farina is a Rome-based artist. He grew through the ferment of Roman avant-garde theatre, both as an actor and backstage, developing – at the same time – a strong interest in animation and special/optical effects for film making.

Since 1980 he thus experimented filmmaking riding the transition from traditional to digital imaging, producing several works mixing analogical and numerical techniques in film and multivision. In the same years he started applying elements of technical and industrial design to the field of arts, focusing on the relation between art and science and collaborating on several projects of kinetic and scientific art.

As film director he directed several documentaries and three short movies before making his first feature film Sembra morto ma... è solo svenuto in 1986, written with Gianni Di Gregorio and Sergio Castellitto, who is also the protagonist. He spent many years directing motion pictures, developing a great interest both in film drama research and in the new expressive challenges coming from compositing images and sound in the new multi-layer virtual environments. His film Bidoni (1995) was the first Italian movie edited in Avid environment.

Felice Farina and cast members Francesco Pannofino and Carlo Gabardini at Venice Film Festival 2014 with Patria

His last work Patria (2014) was inspired by Enrico Deaglio's bestseller Patria 1978–2008 (2009) and was selected in Venice Film Festival Authors Days.

He is known to build most of his own movie equipment. He's also skilled in Arduino programming.





  • The Trasimeno Lake, TV
  • Matera, TV
  • The tratturo, TV
  • The Snakes of Cocullo, TV
  • Santa Gemma, TV
  • The Vesuvius, TV

Art Works[edit]

  • Respiro (Breath), mechanical sculpture (with Gregorio Botta, 2008) Mart, Rovereto, 2010


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