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“Talking about dreams is like talking about movies, since the cinema uses the language of dreams; years can pass in a second and you can hop from one place to another. It’s a language made of image. And in the real cinema, every object and every light means something, as in a dream.” —Federico Fellini

On the 20th January 1920, in the Italian town of Rimini, Federico Fellini was born. He went on to influence film forever through his often autobiographical works, in which his own oneiric world and vivid, restless imagination are unleashed with cinematic splendour. To celebrate his 100th birthday, we are proud to present a small retrospective of the maestro’s most admired and beloved works.

Federico Fellini Italy, 1963

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, there is strange undeniable magic to Federico Fellini’s semi-autobiographical, self-referential film about film. It is an iconic, modernist work of absolute genius that manically flits between the fantastic and the realistic.

Juliet of the Spirits

Federico Fellini Italy, 1965

Federico Fellini turned to colour cinematography for the first time in his career in order to realize this fever dream of self-discovery–and it paid off. At once baroque and intimate, Juliet of the Spirits is a kaleidoscope of immense feeling and thought from one of cinema’s greatest masters.

La dolce vita

Federico Fellini Italy, 1960

Fellini 100

Alongside Fellini’s 100th birthday celebration, 2020 also marks the 60th anniversary of his immortal work of art. Including one of cinema’s most unforgettable scenes—Marcello!—this pinnacle of elegance and virtuosity changed the course of film history forever. Never has decadence been so entrancing.

I vitelloni

Federico Fellini Italy, 1953

Fellini 100

Fellini’s first critical and commercial success, the Neo-Realist I Vitelloni is as well one of the maestro’s most crucial works: an entwining of several coming-of-age arcs triggered by the tender languor of summer’s end. An atmospheric—and not solely melancholic—account of adrift twentysomethings.

La strada

Federico Fellini Italy, 1954

Fellini 100

We launch our Fellini centennial celebration with the Italian genius’ first masterpiece! Starring his wife and muse Giulietta Masina, it’s a modern fable as haunting as Nino Rota’s score, pitched on the edge of the everyday and the fantastic. Few directors knew how to so perfectly end a film.

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