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Dining decor: Serafina

Eric Roth

Where Serafina

What Some 30 black-and-white stills from Federico Fellini films, placed throughout the Financial District Italian restaurant.

Whose idea Restaurant designer Petra Hausberger of Brookline’s Somerton Park Interiors wanted to festoon Serafina with shots from Fellini movies like “La Dolce Vita” and “8½” because they would “engulf the space in fantasy and glamour.” Helpfully, a close friend is an archivist at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in LA. Hausberger was sent digital copies of the stills, many of which feature actress Anita Ekberg. “It was so special for my friend to give me the rights to these. Fellini is Italy’s greatest and most influential filmmaker, as engrained in Italian culture as Dolce & Gabbana and Lamborghini,” Hausberger says. “These images give people a glimpse of that life.”


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