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January-February 2020

Enjoy the start of a two-month season on one of world cinema’s most exuberantly playful filmmakers.

Introduction by season programmer Pasquale Iannone


Re-releases and preview screenings

Walkers and Wanderers

On the road with Fellini

  • La Strada

    La Strada

    Fellini’s early masterpiece features a career-defining performance from Giulietta Masina.

  • I Vitelloni

    I Vitelloni

    In this light-hearted drama, five male friends do all they can to avoid the responsibilities of adulthood.

  • Nights of Cabiria

    Nights of Cabiria

    Giulietta Masina delivers another unforgettable performance as a plucky Roman prostitute.

  • City of Women

    City of Women

    Enjoy Fellini’s provocative, riotously bawdy take on the battle of the sexes.

  • The Voice of the Moon

    The Voice of the Moon

    Roberto Benigni and Paolo Villaggio star in Fellini’s elegiac, dream-like swansong.

Society and Spectacle

Putting on a show, Fellini-style

Viva Fellini!

A special programme across Saturday 18 January and Sunday 19 Sunday to celebrate the centenary of the director’s birth (20 Jan)

  • La Strada

    Viva Fellini!

    See the full programme of screenings and events across Saturday 18 January and Sunday 19 Sunday.

Introductions, talks and events

BFI Course

  • The Imaginarium of Federico Fellini

    The Imaginarium of Federico Fellini

    Join us for a five-week illustrated course taking in Fellini’s recurrent themes and concerns, but also less familiar perspectives on his work.


“Realism is a bad word... I see no line between the imaginary and the real”
Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini’s career stretches from post-war neorealism to the MTV era. Although best known for his epochal early-60s films La dolce vita and 8½, he first came to international prominence as a director in the mid-50s with back-to-back Oscar® wins for La Strada and Nights of Cabiria, both featuring unforgettable central performances from his wife and muse Giulietta Masina, and the bittersweet music of Nino Rota. Fellini’s kaleidoscopic, often sharply satirical narratives draw freely from his own personal obsessions, fantasies and memories, and have gone on to influence several generations of directors including David Lynch, Pedro Almodóvar, Sofia Coppola and Paolo Sorrentino. Grouped under three main themes, this complete retrospective marks the centenary of Fellini’s birth and offers a rare opportunity to savour his extraordinary body of work on the big screen.

Pasquale Iannone


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Coming in Feb: 8½, Fellini’s Roma and more...

Alongside the release of La dolce vita, cinemas across the UK and Ireland will screen a selection of Fellini films.


Luce Cinecitta       Fellini 100

This retrospective is the first of the Fellini 100 official international tour, coordinated by the Italian Ministry of Culture, led by Istituto Luce-Cinecittà, who have provided the films. All films have been digitally restored by Istituto Luce-Cinecittà, Cineteca di Bologna and Cineteca Nazionale.

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