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

🇮🇹 Thursday November 2 @ 6pm

This film also screens as part of our 7-week course A Fellini Masterclass on Sunday October 29 @ 4pm (masterclass registration required).

Travelogue, memoir, and outrageous cinematic spectacle converge in this kaleidoscopic valentine to the Eternal City, composed by one of its most iconic inhabitants. Leisurely one moment and breathless the next, this urban fantasia by Federico Fellini interweaves recollections of the director’s young adulthood in the era of Mussolini with an impressionistic portrait of contemporary Rome, where he and his film crew are shooting footage of the bustling cityscape. The material delights of sex, food, nightlife, and one hallucinatory ecclesiastical fashion show are shot through with glimmers of a monumental past: the Colosseum encircled by traffic, ancient frescoes unearthed in a subway tunnel, a pigeon-befouled statue of Caesar. With a head-spinning mix of documentary immediacy and extravagant artifice, Roma penetrates the myth and mystique of Italy’s storied capital, a city Fellini called “the most wonderful movie set in the world.”

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Series
Genre
ComedyDrama
Runtime 120 minutes
Rated 18A
Directed By Federico Fellini
Starring Britta Barnes, Peter Gonzales Falcon, Fiona Florence
Language Italian With English Subtitles
Country
Italy

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