Digital Restoration


Pupella Maggio, Magali Noël, Armando Brancia, Bruno Zanin,

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In Amarcord, Fellini called on the free-spirited fantasies of his later films, as well as the bittersweet comedy and intimate sense of detail of the early ones, to evoke a year in the life of the small Italian coastal town of Rimini in the mid-1930s. Amarcord is filled with phantasmagorical gems from the director’s imagination. But the film is also rooted in history, filtered through memory: focusing on one family of perfectly normal eccentrics, Fellini examined their impact on one another’s lives and the impact of life on them through a series of interacting tales. Fascism was a fact of life and, for Fellini, a focal point around which to examine the community, the Church, the state, and the family—all of the elements that made Mussolini’s acceptance possible. Like his protagonist, Titta, in this film Fellini looked to the past for “the source of our illusions, our innocence and our feelings.” But for Fellini, it was also a catharsis: “I made Amarcord to finish with youth and tenderness.”

Judy Bloch
  • Federico Fellini
  • Tonino Guerra
  • Giuseppe Rotunno
  • Italian
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 127 mins
  • Janus Films
Additional Info
  • Restored by Cineteca di Bologna