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Fellini

September 2020

Another chance to enjoy five films by the Italian maestro.

Introduction

  • La dolce vita

    La dolce vita

    Fellini’s seductive, influential drama; a towering achievement of 1960s cinema.

  • 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.

  • 8½

    The varied troubles of a celebrated filmmaker are laid bare in Fellini’s reflexive classic.

  • Juliet of the Spirits

    Juliet of the Spirits

    Giulietta Masina makes a glorious return in Fellini’s first Technicolour feature.

Introduction

At the start of 2020, we celebrated the work of Federico Fellini with a complete retrospective at BFI Southbank and a re-release of La Dolce Vita. The celebrations were interrupted by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, so here now is another chance to enjoy five films by the maestro. The curator of our retrospective, Pasquale Iannone, wrote about Fellini and his work as follows:

Although best known for his epochal early-60s films La dolce vita and 8½, Fellini first came to international prominence as a director in the mid-50s, with Oscar® wins for La Strada and Nights of Cabiria, both featuring unforgettable 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.

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