Capital Celluloid 2020 – Day 40: Sun Feb 9

Amarcord (Fellini, 1973): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 5.20pm

This 35mm presentation, which is also being shown on February 4th, 16th and 29th (link here), is part of the Federico Fellini season at BFI Southbank. Full details here.

Time Out review:
Fellini at his ripest and loudest recreates a fantasy-vision of his home town during the fascist period. With generous helpings of soap opera and burlesque, he generally gets his better effects by orchestrating his colourful cast of characters around the town square, on a boat outing, or at a festive wedding. When he narrows his focus down to individual groups, he usually limits himself to corny bathroom and bedroom jokes, which produce the desired titters but little else. But despite the ups and downs, it's still Fellini, which has become an identifiable substance like salami or pepperoni that can be sliced into at any point, yielding pretty much the same general consistency and flavour.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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