The legacy of Federico Fellini cannot be reduced to one film, or one iconic masterpiece. After an international breakthrough (La Strada) that left the legend with a nervous breakdown and an Academy Award, the versatile maestro produced a steady series of successes, developing his increasingly-fanciful so-called ‘Felliniesque’ style for which he is now popularly remembered.
We are pleased to present a retrospective focus on the the multifaceted, boundary-pushing Fellini, who began in the tradition of Neo-Realism and ended somewhere else entirely: a self-referential, self-reflexive cinema at the same time outwardly surreal, introspective and personal.
“Realism is a bad word. In a sense everything is realistic. I see no line between the imaginary and the real.” —Federico Fellini