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La strada (VOSTA)
Location
Main screening room
Date
May 29th, 2021
Admission
G
Duration
115 min
Cycle
Centennial Anniversary of Fellini

As an institution with a consistent focus on the history of cinema, a comprehensive Federico Fellini retrospective is the least we can do to mark his centennial. He was a great inventor of cinematic forms and a complex artist – paradoxical, tormented, light-hearted, provocative, introspective, brutal, idealistic and jaded all at once. He recreated the world through his lens, while remaining a sharp observer of his contemporaries and the many sensitivities of his time.

Fellini premières fois
Directed by
Paul Tana
Language
VOF (Italian subtitles)
Origins
Quebec
Year
2020
Duration
31 min
Genre
Documentary
Format
Digital
Synopsis

To mark Fellini’s centenary, director Paul Tana wanted to highlight the filmmaker’s remarkable contribution to global cinema. He discovered an interview with Claude Jutra and Michel Brault dating from 1957, in which they spoke to Federico Fellini in New York. With this interview as his starting point, he collected testimonies from several generations of Quebec filmmakers who joined him at the iconic Café Italia in Montreal to tell of their first encounter with Fellini’s films. The result is a collection of heartfelt stories that speak to the Italian director’s extraordinary creative freedom. [Italian Contemporary Film Festival, Toronto (2020)]

Fellini premières fois
La strada
Directed by
Federico Fellini
Language
VOSTA
Actors
Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina
Origins
Italy
Year
1954
Duration
115 min
Genre
Drama
Rating
G
Format
Digital
Synopsis

Poor Gelsomina’s mother sells her to Zampanò, a brutal circus strongman. They hit the road together, scraping by on the proceeds of Zampanò’s street act.

La strada

Trailer french subtitles. The movie will be presented with english subtitles.

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Director

Federico Fellini was one of the greatest Italian writers and directors of the 20th century, and one of the most illustrious filmmakers in the history of cinema. He won the Palme d'or at Cannes in 1960 for La dolce vita, and took home the Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film four times (La strada, Nights of Cabiria, 8 ½ and Amarcord), a record he shares with his compatriot Vittorio De Sica. Initially associated with neo-realism, Fellini’s work evolved over the course of the 1960s toward a unique approach related to European modernism, a movement associated with Ingmar Bergman, Michelangelo Antonioni, Alain Resnais, Jean-Luc Godard and Andrei Tarkovsky. His films grew increasingly to embrace a proliferation of themes, deliberate artifice and the complete erasure of boundaries between dream, imagination, hallucination and reality.

On March 29, 1993, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded him a lifetime achievement Oscar, “in recognition of his place as one of the screen’s master storytellers.” (Wikipédia)



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Federico Fellini aurait eu 100 ans en 2020. Il a fait partie de ces cinéastes qui ont triomphé de leur vivant, dont la reconnaissance de leur apport au cinéma a été affirmée sans ambages, ce qui en retour a sans doute influencé les films qu’ils ont pu encore faire. Non pas qu’il ait gagné des prix à tout coup...

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