New This Weekend: I Used to Be Funny and In A Violent Nature

🇮🇹 Thursday November 23 @ 6pm

This film also screens as part of our 7-week course A Fellini Masterclass on Sunday November 19 @ 4pm (masterclass registration required).

Something of a late-career companion to 8½, Federico Fellini’s penultimate film is a similarly self-reflexive (and self-deprecating) journey through both the director’s dream life and his cinematic world—which are, here as always in Fellini’s work, inextricably entwined. In Rome to make a documentary about the great filmmaker, a Japanese camera crew follows Fellini on a tour through his longtime home studio of Cinecittà as the maestro’s memories and fantasies unfurl in a dizzying, dazzling, time-bending love letter to the art and spectacle of moviemaking. The film’s sprawling vision even makes room for an appearance by Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg who, in an unforgettable bit of movie magic, relive their iconic Trevi Fountain scene from La dolce vita, lent new poignancy by the tacit acknowledgement of time’s passing.

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Series
Genre
Drama
Runtime 106 minutes
Rated 14A
Directed By Federico Fellini
Starring Sergio Rubini, Antonella Ponziani, Maurizio Mein
Language Italian With English Subtitles
Country
Italy

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