Fellini's 100th birthday


On the occasion of Federico Fellini's 100th birthday we will show a selection of his greatest works:

I VITELLONI - Wednesday, March 25 at 20:15
LA DOLCE VITA - Wednesday, April 29 at 20:15
8 ½ - Wednesday, May 27 at 20:15
GIULIETTA DEGLI SPIRITI Wednesday, June 24 at 20:15

Special
Fellini's 100th birthday
Original Italian version with English subtitles
Director
Federico Fellini
Cast
Franco Interlenghi, Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Leopoldo Trieste, Riccardo Fellini, Leonora Ruffo, Jean Brochard, Claude Farell, Carlo Romano
Plot Outline

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.

Special
Fellini's 100th birthday

Starting
Original Italian version with English subtitles
Director
Federico Fellini
Cast
Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo, Rossella Falk, Barbara Steele, Madeleine Lebeau, Caterina Boratto, Eddra Gale
Plot Outline

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.

Special
Fellini's 100th birthday
Starting
Original version with English subtitles
Director
Federico Fellini
Plot Outline

Episodic journey of an Italian journalist scouring Rome in search of love.

Special
Fellini's 100th birthday
Starting
Original Italian version with English subtitles
Director
Federico Fellini
Cast
Giulietta Masina, Sandra Milo, Mario Pisu, Valentina Cortese, Valeska Gert, José Luis de Villalonga, Friedrich von Ledebur, Caterina Boratto, Lou Gilbert
Plot Outline

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.

Special
Fellini's 100th birthday
Original version with English subtitles (no more shows planned at the moment)
Director
Damian Pettigrew
Cast
Roberto Benigni, Luigi 'Titta' Benzi, Italo Calvino, Dante Ferretti, Rinaldo Geleng, Federico Fellini, Terence Stamp, Donald Sutherland, Nanni Moretti
Plot Outline

A look at Fellini's creative process. In extensive interviews, Fellini talks a bit about his background and then discusses how he works and how he creates. Several actors, a producer, a writer, and a production manager talk about working with Fellini. Archive footage of Fellini and others on the set plus clips from his films provide commentary and illustration for the points interviewees make. Fellini is fully in charge; actors call themselves puppets.