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  1. Juan Javier's rating of the film City of Women

  2. NicoIlGermanico's rating of the film City of Women

  3. Daniela Braga's rating of the film City of Women

    One of greatest surprise, a mix between allegory and dream to illustrate a man’s view of women, his relation with them and his worst nightmares. One of best Fellini’s work.

  4. Nabil Hamzaki's rating of the film City of Women

    "Why did you choose to be born male?"

  5. Victor Morosoff's rating of the film City of Women

  6. darioscha's rating of the film City of Women

    En esta película/sueño de Fellini, todavía impregnado de la psicología Junguiana, se embarca en un viaje hacia el anima de Marcello, la cual altamente desvinculada, tratará de nivelar su psique a través de todos los símbolos en la película.

  7. SantaNidia's rating of the film City of Women

  8. Dave Muñoz Velasco's rating of the film City of Women

    Although at first glance it may seem mysoginistic, “City of Women“ is Fellini's most feminist film. It exposes the movement's pros and cons, while looking at the reasons why women are objectified in Western society. A grandiose visual trip with a hypnotic score from Bacalov and great acting from Mastroiani (as usual). To be seen alongside “8 1/2“ in terms of theme.

  9. Brenda Clews's rating of the film City of Women

    City of Women is at the raw edge. Man, privileged white European, encounters the feminist revolution, its furies, realities, paradoxes, erotic pulsations. Fellini blows money on this film, grandiose sets, opulent dreams, feminist rallies & playboy mansion. It is the end of one era and the beginning of another. Who wants to face what Fellini reveals? That is why it is a hidden masterpiece. It's absolutely brilliant.

  10. msmichel's rating of the film City of Women

    Late period Fellini finds him at his most misogynistic as he attempts to examine the uprising of feminism in Italy in this too simple tale. Even Mastroianni falters here. It seems to almost come together in its penultimate moments before the ridiculous coda that sinks it.

  11. VincentVendetta's rating of the film City of Women

    It's as if Fellini watched a bunch of 70's feminist cinema, understood half of it, and then made a movie about it. In that sense, City of Women is an ugly, ideological disaster. And yet, it turns out to the director's most visually arresting effort of his color period! It's also relaxing to see the icon of Mastroianni being challenged as much.

  12. David Sindmark Hörnfeldt's rating of the film City of Women

    Proof anti-feminist cinema doesn't mean bad cinema. I do wonder why the italian language version is 10 minutes longer, though.

  13. valia chesnais's rating of the film City of Women

  14. captainfez's rating of the film City of Women

    Also known as CARRY ON INTERMINABLY.

  15. toutoinot's rating of the film City of Women

    Ode aux femmes, (à toutes), à une époque où le féminisme s'achevait, Fellini nous embarque dans son grand barnum de rêveries autobigraphiques qu'il nous a proposé bien des fois. J'admire sa mise en scène, sa bande son, son souffle de vent, sa musique, ses femmes, l'Italie qui ressemble à un jeu du cirque de l'antiquité.

  16. Bilouaustria's rating of the film City of Women

    A Fellini from the last period, surely not his prime, but the unlimited imagination and capacity to create new images is still there. Almost a caricature of a Fellini film : too big, too rich, too much women, too loud, but also overwhelming if you can digest that much. The self-criticism is harsh, Marcello is filmed as an obsessive child, falling in the same pattern over and over again. One of a kind self-portrait.

  17. Alexandre's rating of the film City of Women

    Sous couvert d'une mise en scène rocambolesque Fellini divague et perd un spectateur qui préférerait parfois sauter du train en marche.

  18. jyan's rating of the film City of Women

    this is just so good. :')

  19. Jason's rating of the film City of Women

    At its best (far stronger in the first half than in the second (or maybe I was just exhausted)) CITY OF WOMEN possesses the anarchic joie de vivre of THE MUPPET SHOW. In its dedication to berserkoid misadventure of a distinctly themed nature, it was hard not to think of certain postmodern American novelists like Pynchon and Robert Coover. Mastroianni basically a beleaguered foil, the pleasures are all about women.

  20. EdieEmm's rating of the film City of Women

    3.5 It is a bit ‘Fellini does Benny Hill’… but actually it’s more an honest & affable coming-of-maturity story about Snaporaz/Fellini/society finally growing up enough (w/ the often unsolicited help of feminism) to see women as human. In fairness, I was skeptical till well past midway through… He takes a wildly daring narrative risk & I can see why someone might not forgive it. But it's as warm/sweet as any Fellini.

  21. Daniel's rating of the film City of Women

    Fellini is quoted as saying that 8½ was "sincere to the point of being indecent". This quote seems equally fitting for La Città delle Donne. There is something both unpleasant and cathartic about what this film conjures up.

  22. Chichago_'s rating of the film City of Women

    Surreal; and at some point, it was very bewildering.

  23. Vérité Jean-Jacques's rating of the film City of Women

  24. Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film City of Women

    Even at his worst Fellini seems worth the effort. Whole sequences in City of Women are dazzling in their scale & presentation. Images, ideas & scenarios that are incomparable in their vision & unrestrained in their imagination. Unfortunately such sequences are at the service of an empty dream-narrative about a middle-aged man's inability to grasp the necessities of feminism or the role of women in a changing world.

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