Four directors tell tales of Eros fit for a 1970s Decameron. Working-class lovers, Renzo and Luciana, marry but must hide Read More »
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Luci del varietà AKA Variety Lights (1950) Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada, Peppino De Filippo, Carla Del Poggio, Giulietta Masina
When a young woman of beauty and talent joins a provincial vaudeville troupe, they’re suddenly playing to packed houses Read More »
Sad story of a waif, Gelsomina, who is sold by her mother to Zampano for 10,000 lire and a few kilos of food. Read More »
Moments after the newlywed couple of the fastidious office employee Ivan and his young and pure wife Wanda Read More »
In a Medieval Roman chapel, now an oratorio, an elderly factotum sets up for rehearsal. Read More »
Love in the City (1953) Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Rita Josa, Rosanna Carta, Enrico Pelliccia
Six separate episodes: would-be suicides discuss their despair. A provincial dance hall. Read More »
Ginger and Fred (1986) Federico Fellini, Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, Franco Fabrizi, Comedy, Drama
Amelia and Pippo are reunited after several decades to perform their old music-hall act (imitating Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers) on a TV variety show. Read More »
Amarcord / I Remember (1973) Federico Fellini, Magali Noël, Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio, Comedy, Drama
One year in a small northern Italian coastal town in the late 1930s is presented. Read More »
Intervista (1987) Federico Fellini, Sergio Rubini, Antonella Ponziani, Maurizio Mein, Biography, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Cinecitta, the huge movie studio outside Rome, is 50 years old and Fellini is interviewed by a Japanese TV crew about the films he has made there over the years as he begins production on his latest film. Read More »
La Dolce Vita (1960) Federico Fellini, Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée, Comedy, Drama
Journalist and man-about-town Marcello struggles to find his place in the world, torn between the allure of Rome’s elite social scene and the stifling domesticity offered by his girlfriend, all the while searching for a way to become a serious writer.
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Le notti di Cabiria / The Nights of Cabiria (1957) Federico Fellini, Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Franca Marzi, Drama
Cabiria is a wide-eyed waif, a streetwalker living in a poor section of Rome where she owns her little house, has a bank account, and dreams of a miracle. We follow her nights (and days): a boyfriend steals 40,000 lire from her and nearly drowns her, a movie star on the Via Veneto takes her home with him, at a local shrine she seeks the Madonna’s intercession, then she meets an accountant who’s seen her, hypnotized on a vaudeville stage, acting out her heart’s longings. He courts her. Is it fate that led to their meeting? Is this finally a man who appreciates her for who she is?
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I vitelloni (1953) Federico Fellini, Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Franco Interlenghi, Comedy, Drama
Fausto Moretti, having seduced Sandra Rubini, the sister of his friend and companion Moraldo Rubini, is forced to marry her. After their honeymoon, he takes a job as a salesman of religious objects in a small shop. He isn’t changed by his marriage and still looks for women, with his friends, when and where they can find them. He even tries to seduce the wife of his boss and is fired. After each episode, Sandra forgives him. He and his friends of similar temperament are content to be idle, chase girls and leave the work and job-hunting to others. After spending the night away from home with a girl, Sandra cannot forgive anymore and runs off with their child. Fausto and his friends search all over for them, fearing the worst.
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