Capital Celluloid 2020 – Day 25: Sat Jan 25

Fellini Satyricon (Fellini, 1969): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 5.45pm

This Federico Fellini classic, also being shown on January 19th with an introduction by season programmer Pasquale Iannone, is part of the season devoted to the Italian director. Full details here.

Time Out review: 
Sprawling and conspicuously undisciplined, this is less an adaptation of Petronius than a free-form fantasia on his themes. Fellini's characteristic delirium is in fact anchored in a precise, psychological schema: under the matrix of bisexuality, he explores the complexes of castration, impotence, paranoia and libidinal release. And he pays homage to Pasolini's ethnographic readings of myths. It's among his most considerable achievements.
Tony Rayns

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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