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BAMPFA | Fellini 100
March 4-May 14, 2022

Romantic. Elegant. Fantastical. We welcome back to the BAMPFA screen for the centennial tribute to Federico Fellini, a “larger-than-life maestro who created an inimitable cinematic style combining surreal carnival with incisive social critique” (Criterion).

"Federico Fellini (1920–1993) was a masterful artist of memory, dreams, fantasy, and desire. A central figure in the international art cinema movement that took off in the mid-1950s, he earned some of film’s highest honors, winning Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film for La strada, Nights of Cabiria, 8 1/2, and Amarcord, and the Palme d’Or at Cannes for La dolce vita. A hundred years after his birth, Fellini’s films still enthrall with their baroque flamboyance, emotional resonance, and grand visual design.

The young Fellini was far more interested in drawing, puppetry, the circus, and the movies than in academic pursuits. After an early job as a caricature artist and writer for a humor magazine, by the mid-1940s he was writing screenplays and working as an assistant director with Roberto Rossellini. Fellini soon emerged as a director in his own right, and elected to break with conventional approaches to production, creating a boldly realized body of work that speaks to generational change and to the imagination. Essential to his success were actors Marcello Mastroianni and Giulietta Masina, who was also his spouse for fifty years; and musician Nino Rota, who composed unforgettable scores for many of the films."

— Susan Oxtoby, Senior Film Curator

With the support of the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco.




fellini white sheik 1956 003 1200The White Sheik (Lo sceicco bianco)
Friday, March 4 | 7 PM
Friday, April 8 | 6:30 PM

Italy, 1952, Digital Restoration
With: Alberto Sordi, Leopoldo Trieste, Brunella Bovo, Giulietta Masina

Provincial newlyweds arriving in Rome get sidetracked by the wife’s obsession with a fumetto photo-comic star in Fellini’s solo directorial debut. “A funny, sardonic, and clever satire on popular heroes and ordinary people’s illusions” (Chicago Reader).


fellini la strada 007 1200La strada (The Road)
Sunday, March 6 4:30 PM

Italy, 1954, Digital Restoration
With: Giulietta Masina, Anthony Quinn, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani

Fellini’s muse, Giulietta Masina, modeled her timeless character Gelsomina after Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp. She stars with a brutish Anthony Quinn in this classic that Martin Scorsese called “the cornerstone of Fellini’s work.”


fellini la dolce vita 002 1200La dolce vita (The Sweet Life)
Saturday, March 12 | 7 PM
Friday, April 1 | 7 PM

Italy, 1960, Digital Restoration
With: Marcello Mastroianni, Yvonne Furneaux, Anouk Aimée, Anita Ekberg

Marcello Mastroianni stars as a jaded reporter drawn to the decadence of Rome in Fellini’s masterpiece, filled with jaw-dropping set pieces of both excess and warmth. “Fellini’s bizarre, extravagant visuals are absolutely riveting” (Time Out).


fellini il bidone 001 1200Il bidone (The Swindlers)
Friday, March 18 | 7 PM

Italy, 1955, Digital Restoration
With: Broderick Crawford, Richard Basehart, Franco Fabrizi, Giulietta Masina

Three con men pose as priests to trick peasants out of cash in Fellini’s sadly ironic study of misguided faith, whether in religion or upward mobility. This is the closest Fellini would come to film noir.


fellini eight and a half 1963 002 12008 1/2 (Otto e mezzo)
Saturday, March 19 | 7 PM
Friday, April 15 | 7 PM

Italy, 1963, Digital Restoration

With: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo

A jaded director (Marcello Mastroianni) fantasizes on his next great film—or his next sexual conquest—in Fellini’s metafictional masterpiece, “probably the most potent movie about filmmaking” (Guardian).


fellini nights of cabiria 003 1200Nights of Cabiria (Le notti di Cabiria)
Friday, March 25 | 7 PM
Friday, May 6 | 7 PM

Italy, 1956, Digital Restoration

With: Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Amedeo Nazzari, Franca Marzi

The great Giulietta Masina portrays the spunky prostitute Cabiria in this humorous and ultimately transformative story of the survival of the human spirit. “The masterpiece of Masina’s collaboration with Fellini” (Albert Johnson).


fellini juliet of the spirits 059 1200Juliet of the Spirits (Giulietta degli spiriti)

Sunday, April 3 | 4 PM

Italy, 1965, Digital Restoration

With: Giulietta Masina, Mario Pisù, Sandra Milo, Lou Gilbert

A bourgeois housewife (a mesmerizing Giulietta Masina) embraces a world of fantasy in one of Fellini’s most spectacular, imaginative works.


fellini clowns 022 1200The Clowns (I clown)
Sunday, April 10 | 4:30 PM

Italy, 1970, Digital Restoration
With: Federico Fellini, Maya Morin, Riccardo Billi, Gigi Reder

Fellini’s tribute to the world of the clown is—like so much of his supposedly nonfiction work—part documentary, part autobiography, and suffused with fantasy. “Fellini turns the world into his circus” (Time).


fellini amarcord 001 1200Amarcord
Saturday, April 16 | 7 PM
Thursday, May 12 | 7 PM

Italy, 1973, Digital Restoration
With Pupella Maggio, Magali Noël, Armando Brancia, Bruno Zanin

Fellini’s free-spirited portrait of Rimini in the 1930s, when fascism was a fact of life, is “as full of tales as Scheherazade, some romantic, some slapstick, some elegiacal, some bawdy, some mysterious... a film of exhilarating beauty” (New York Times).


fellini fellini satyricon 023 1200Fellini Satyricon
Wednesday, May 4 | 7 PM

Italy, 1969, Digital Restoration
With: Martin Potter, Hiram Keller, Max Born, Capucine

Fellini’s tour of ancient Rome is less historical document than decadent fantasia, following the narrator, Encolpius, as he searches for his male lover through feasts, festivals, orgies, and death. “A surreal epic” (New York Times).


fellini roma 040 1200Fellini’s Roma (Roma)
Sunday, May 8 | 4 PM

Italy, 1972, Digital Restoration
With: Peter Gonzales, Fiona Florence, Pia De Doses, Alvaro Vitali

Fellini’s episodic, “panoramic album of impressions in praise of Rome and the Italians, past, present, and future” (Albert Johnson).


fellini casanova 001 1200Fellini’s Casanova (Casanova)
Friday, May 13 | 7 PM

Italy, 1976, Digital Restoration
With: Donald Sutherland, Cicely Browne, Tina Aumont, Margareth Clémenti

Donald Sutherland plays Casanova in “Fellini’s most extravagant and courageous dream” (Albert Johnson). “The visual daring and pure imagination of every image leave it as an elegiac farewell to an era of Italian cinema” (Time Out).


fellini ginger and fred 011 1200Ginger and Fred (Ginger e Fred)
Saturday, May 14 | 7 PM

Italy, 1986, Digital Restoration
With: Giulietta Masina, Marcello Mastroianni, Franco Fabrizi, Frederick Ledebur

Giulietta Masina and Marcello Mastroianni star as an aging dance duo invited to perform on a television variety show in Fellini’s film, both a fond tribute to vaudeville and a withering assault on the meaningless opulence of commercial television.





Data: Da Ven 4 Mar 2022 a Sab 14 Mag 2022

Organizzato da : BAMPFA

In collaborazione con : Italian Cultural Insitute of San Francisco

Ingresso : A pagamento