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Frederico Fellini, 1954, 1 hour 55 min. Italian with English subtitles.
New 35mm print!
Bought from her parents to assist the act of brutish traveling strongman Zampano (Anthony Quinn), simple-minded peasant girl Gelsomina (Giulietta Masina) is taught a haunting tune by dreamy aerialist/clown "The Fool" (Richard Basehart), and assured that she too has a place in the world. Fellini's fable ("the most uncompromising yet evoked from Italian naturalism" - Vernon Young) was his first enormous international success, its kudos including universal raves for Masina and the Best Foreign Film Oscar.
Thursday, February 22 at 7:00 - Introduction by Anna Botta, followed by a Q&A
About the speaker:
Anna Botta is an Associate Professor of Italian at Smith College, where she teaches Italian literature, theater and film.