Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini (Rimini, 20 January 1920 – Rome, 31 October 1993) was an Italian director, screenwriter, cartoonist, actor, and writer.

Considered one of the greatest directors in the history of cinema, in the space of forty years – from Variety Lights in 1950 to La Voce della Luna in 1990 – he has “portrayed” in dozens of feature films a small crowd of memorable characters. He called himself “a craftsman who has nothing to say, but knows how to say it”. He left works full of satire and veiled with a subtle melancholy, characterized by a dreamlike and visionary style. The titles of his most famous films – I Vitelloni, La Strada, The Nights of Cabiria, La Dolce Vita, 8½, and Amarcord – have become famous all over the world.

His films The Road, The Nights of Cabiria, 8½ and Amarcord won the Oscar for the best foreign film. He also twice won the Moscow Film Festival (1963 and 1987), the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1960, and the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Film Festival in 1985.

Federico Fellini Filmography

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Il Bidone (The Swindle or The Drum)

Aging small-time con man Augusto (Broderick Crawford), who swindles peasants, works with two younger men: Roberto, who wants to become the Italian Johnny Ray, and Bruno, nicknamed Picasso (Richard Basehart), who has a wife and daughter and wants to paint. Augusto avoids the personal entanglements, spending money at clubs seeking the good life. His attitude changes when he runs into his own daughter, whom he rarely sees, and realizes she’s now a young woman and … Read more

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Love in the City

Five stories of life, love and tears in Rome by five of Italy’s best film directors. Each of them take his turn at showing how love is found, lost, and nurtured in the Eternal City.

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I Vitelloni

Five young men dream of success as they drift lazily through life in a small Italian village. Fausto, the group’s leader, is a womanizer; Riccardo craves fame; Alberto is a hopeless dreamer; Moraldo fantasizes about life in the city; and Leopoldo is an aspiring playwright. As Fausto chases a string of women, to the horror of his pregnant wife, the other four blunder their way from one uneventful experience to the next.

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The White Sheik

In Italy, small-town newlyweds Wanda and Ivan Cavalli embark on their honeymoon in the big city of Rome. Ivan dutifully wants to keep appointments with family and church, but Wanda is only interested in meeting her favorite photo-strip star known as “The White Sheik”. While Wanda impetuously sneaks away to locate the object of her affections, disconsolate Ivan tries his hardest to keep up appearances with the couple’s relatives.

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Variety Lights

In Italy, Checco Dal Monte manages a troupe of traveling performers with plenty of heart but minimal talent. At a small town engagement, he encounters the starry-eyed, gorgeous Lily Antonelli, and hires her as a dancer on the show. Vivacious Lily quickly sells out crowds and earns the resentment of Checco’s mistress, Melina Amour, but the fledgling performer has far bigger ambitions and soon sets her sights on a higher-profile role.

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Nights of Cabiria

Rome, 1957. A woman, Cabiria, is robbed and left to drown by her boyfriend, Giorgio. Rescued, she resumes her life and tries her best to find happiness in a cynical world. Even when she thinks her struggles are over and she has found happiness and contentment, things may not be what they seem.

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Guido Anselmi, a film director, finds himself creatively barren at the peak of his career. Urged by his doctors to rest, Anselmi heads for a luxurious resort, but a sorry group gathers—his producer, staff, actors, wife, mistress, and relatives—each one begging him to get on with the show. In retreat from their dependency, he fantasizes about past women and dreams of his childhood.

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A virtually plotless, gaudy, impressionistic portrait of Rome through the eyes of one of its most famous citizens.

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The Clowns

Fellini exposes his great attraction for the clowns and the world of the circus first recalling a childhood experience when the circus arrives nearby his home. Then he joins his crew and travel from Italy to Paris chasing the last greatest European clowns still live in these countries. He also meets Anita Ekberg trying to buy a panther in a circus.

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City of Women

A businessman finds himself trapped at a hotel and threatened by women en masse.

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