Fellini's Roma

Fellini in the self-indulgent mood that mars so much of his later work, taking us on an extravagantly sentimental and grotesque tour of 'his' Rome. The lack of any structural organisation of his 'insights' and 'memories' - though flaccid fantasies would be a better description - and the familiar gallery of obese, noisome stereotypes quickly become tiresome. But there is no denying that the man still has the capacity to pull off startling visual coups.

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Duration: 128 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Federico Fellini
Screenwriter: Federico Fellini, Bernardino Zapponi
Cast: Peter Gonzales
Fiona Florence
Marne Maitland
Britta Barnes
Anna Magnani
Federico Fellini
Gore Vidal

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USMAN KHAWAJA

fellinis fragmented plotless account of the eternal city is an experience to cherish as it shows the rebirth of the city itself , rome is the main protagonist in a surreal to impressionistic account of the temporal variations contemporary insulation of the individual . this is semi autobiographical with rome deployed as the subject while fellini is a voyeur , and he observes every trivia from ecclesiastical catwalks for a clerical audience to a parade of prostitutes in a brothel . the traffic chaos and the relaxed attitude of romans is as lustrous as the bomb shelters of wartime fascist italy . the agglomerate of citizens stuck in a congregation of ruckus of vehicles outside the coliseum is sheer genius ,but the radical youth and the rioting hippies emphasize the change which will never materialise this is minimalistic story on epic scale with stunning visuals where ancient frescoes evaporate when exposed to hresh air . that the freshness here is persistent and will survive like the eternal city itself is a certainty beyond any doubt . the papal snobbery ,the palazzos of the aristocracy and the profanity of the workers mingled with a true fragrance of reality is an ode to great art and cinema itself

USMAN KHAWAJA

fellinis fragmented plotless account of the eternal city is an experience to cherish as it shows the rebirth of the city itself , rome is the main protagonist in a surreal to impressionistic account of the temporal variations contemporary insulation of the individual . this is semi autobiographical with rome deployed as the subject while fellini is a voyeur , and he observes every trivia from ecclesiastical catwalks for a clerical audience to a parade of prostitutes in a brothel . the traffic chaos and the relaxed attitude of romans is as lustrous as the bomb shelters of wartime fascist italy . the agglomerate of citizens stuck in a congregation of ruckus of vehicles outside the coliseum is sheer genius ,but the radical youth and the rioting hippies emphasize the change which will never materialise this is minimalistic story on epic scale with stunning visuals where ancient frescoes evaporate when exposed to hresh air . that the freshness here is persistent and will survive like the eternal city itself is a certainty beyond any doubt . the papal snobbery ,the palazzos of the aristocracy and the profanity of the workers mingled with a true fragrance of reality is an ode to great art and cinema itself