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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.

I vitelloni

Federico Fellini Italy, 1953

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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 dolce vita

Federico Fellini Italy, 1960

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.

Federico Fellini Italy, 1963

Struggling to find inspiration for his next project, acclaimed director Guido Anselmi wrestles with his dreams, memories and desires in his search for creativity. Blending visions with reality, his artistic crisis leads him down many a strange and twisted paths, as his life unravels around him.

Juliet of the Spirits

Federico Fellini Italy, 1965

Giulietta is a somewhat frumpy, naive, timid and unfulfilled housewife. Suspecting her husband’s infidelity, she enters a surreal journey of self-discovery filled with wild dreams and enchanting fantasies, which involve her sexually liberated neighbor Suzy and her glamorous sixties lifestyle.

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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