Autobiography -- Italy -- Drama, Boys -- Italy -- Drama, Italy -- History -- 1930-1940 -- Drama, Rimini (Italy) -- History -- Drama, Villages -- Italy -- Drama



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In Amarcord, Fellini evokes a year in the life of the small Italian coastal town of Rimini in the mid-1930s with free-spirited fantasy, bittersweet comedy, and intimate detail. Though filled with phantasmagorical gems from the director’s imagination, the film is also rooted in history, filtered through memory: focusing on one family of perfectly normal eccentrics, Fellini examines their impact on one another’s lives and the impact of life on them through a series of intersecting 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.

Judy Bloch
  • Federico Fellini
  • Tonino Guerra
  • Giuseppe Rotunno
  • Italian
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 123 mins
  • Janus Films/Criterion Collection

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Amarcord (program note), Cinematheque Ontario/a division of Toronto International Film Festival Group, 2005

The divine comedy of Federico Fellini (program note), Harvard Film Archive, 2001

Tutto Fellini (program note), Pacific Film Archive, Albert Johnson, 1995

Tutto Fellini (program note), Castro Theatre, 1995

Tutto Fellini (program note), Film Forum (New York), 1993

Revivals in focus (review), Village Voice, Tom Allen, 1988

Stanley Kauffmann on films (review), New Republic, Stanley Kauffmann, 1974

Amarcord (review), 1974

In Cannes: homage to catatonia (review), Village Voice, Andrew Sarris, 1974

Amarcord (article), Los Angeles Times, Tom Shales, 1974

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