Part of the 27th Chester International Film Festival.
Fellini’s often funny look at a year in a village in 1930’s Italy with Fascism on the rise, featuring a series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes. This semi-autobiographical coming-of-age tale focuses on Titta, an adolescent boy growing up among an eccentric cast of characters in the village of Borgo San Giuliano (situated near the ancient walls of Rimini). The film is playfully scored by Nino Rota and lovingly photographed by Giuseppe Rotunno.
What the Critics say…
Fellini is so bountiful with incident and observation that he makes most other film makers seem stingy.
This collection of vignettes loosely based on the director’s adolescence in Rimini feels as if its creator is vividly recalling every fleeting sensation of his early life.
This veers from the heartfelt to the satirical, the scathing to the loving, the funny to the melancholy — in short, it’s everything that great cinema should be.