BEHIND THE SCENES: Mimmo Cattarinich

Date: Apr 15th 2019 – Jul 15th 2020        Location: Italian Cultural Institute – Cairo, Egypt.

Curator: Dominique Lora.


Photography and cinema are languages born almost simultaneously and which have always exchanged narrative techniques and aesthetic inspirations, generating a complex network of relationships that stimulates experimentation and creativity.

A narrative dichotomy that arises from a natural and implicit dialogue, in which imaginary, inspiration and subversion are acts of reciprocity and exchange.

The exhibition presents a collection of almost 80 snapshots by master Mimmo Cattarinich between portraits and stage photographs of great masterpieces of Italian and international cinema between the 60s and 90s.

Images of great actors and directors such as Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci , Roberto Benigni, Michelangelo Antonioni, Claudia Cardinale, Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, Pedro Almodovar and many others.