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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Amarcord

In an Italian seaside town, young Titta gets into trouble with his friends and watches various local eccentrics as they engage in often absurd behavior. Frequently clashing with his stern father and defended by his doting mother, Titta witnesses the actions of a wide range of characters, from his extended family to Fascist loyalists to sensual women, with certain moments shifting into fantastical scenarios.

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Fellini’s Casanova

Casanova is a libertine, collecting seductions and sexual feats. But he is really interested in someone, and is he really an interesting person? Is he really alive?

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Orchestra Rehearsal

Orchestra Rehearsal (Italian: Prova d’orchestra) is a 1978 Italian film directed by Federico Fellini. It follows an Italian orchestra as the members go on strike against the conductor. The film was shown out of competition at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival. Considered by some to be underrated Orchestra Rehearsal was the last collaboration between composer Nino Rota and Fellini, due to Rota’s death in 1979.

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Juliet of the Spirits

Middle-aged Giulietta grows suspicious of her husband, Giorgio, when his behavior grows increasingly questionable. One night when Giorgio initiates a seance amongst his friends, Giulietta gets in touch with spirits and learns more about herself and her painful past. Slightly skeptical, but intrigued, she visits a mystic who gives her more information — and nudges her toward the realization that her husband is indeed a philanderer.

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Boccaccio ’70

An anthology of four adult tales: a young couple tries to hide their marriage and the wife’s supposed pregnancy from their place of employment; a billboard photo of a scantily clad woman comes to life to torment the local censor; a lottery is held in which the prize is to spend the night with a beautiful woman; an aristocratic couple comes to terms with life and marriage after the domineering husband is caught visiting sex … Read more

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The Voice of the Moon

Returning to themes he first explored in La strada (1954), Fellini crafts a parable on the whisperings of the soul that only madmen and vagabonds are capable of hearing. The odd couple, Ivo Salvini, a fake inspector of wells, and Gonnella, a former prefect, wander through the Emilia-Romagna countryside of Fellini’s childhood and discover a dystopia of television commercials, fascism, beauty pageants, rock music, Catholicism, and pagan ritual.

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Intervista

Federico Fellini welcomes us into his world of film making with a mockumentary about his life in film, as a Japanese film crew follows him around.

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La Dolce Vita

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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And the Ship Sails On

In 1914, a cruise ship sets sail from Naples to spread the ashes of beloved opera singer Edmea Tetua near Erimo, the isle of her birth. During the voyage, the eclectic array of passengers discovers a group of Serbian refugees aboard the vessel. Peace and camaraderie abound until the ship is descended upon by an Austrian flagship. The Serbians are forced to board it, but naturally they resist, igniting a skirmish that ends in destruction.

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