#175: Amarcord

jbcsrdqta07p7vfr0ybkd3efeds#175 – Amarcord, 1973, Federico Fellini

In an Italian seaside town, young Titta gets into trouble with his friends and watches various local eccentrics as they engage in often absurd behavior. Frequently clashing with his stern father and defended by his doting mother, Titta witnesses the actions of a wide range of characters, from his extended family to Fascist loyalists to sensual women, with certain moments shifting into fantastical scenarios.

#402: La Strada

1aremoe1sxlfiyogjzsnurakmv4#402 – La Strada, 1954, Federico Fellini

When Gelsomina, a naïve young woman, is purchased from her impoverished mother by brutish circus strongman Zampanò to be his wife and partner, she loyally endures her husband’s coldness and abuse as they travel the Italian countryside performing together. Soon Zampanò must deal with his jealousy and conflicted feelings about Gelsomina when she finds a kindred spirit in Il Matto, the carefree circus fool, and contemplates leaving Zampanò.

#869: I Vitelloni

4gnreb5fridnqwaons75hqvijrh#869 – I Vitelloni, 1953, Federico Fellini

Five young men dream of success as they drift lazily through life in a small Italian village. Fausto, the group’s leader, is a womanizer; Riccardo craves fame; Alberto is a hopeless dreamer; Moraldo fantasizes about life in the city; and Leopoldo is an aspiring playwright. As Fausto chases a string of women, to the horror of his pregnant wife, the other four blunder their way from one uneventful experience to the next.

#959: Juliet of the Spirits

l7i01itrvev465sa6bhhk2hxbsr#959 – Juliet of the Spirits (Giulietta degli spiriti), 1965, Federico Fellini

Middle-aged Giulietta grows suspicious of her husband, Giorgio, when his behavior grows increasingly questionable. One night when Giorgio initiates a seance amongst his friends, Giulietta gets in touch with spirits and learns more about herself and her painful past. Slightly skeptical, but intrigued, she visits a mystic who gives her more information – and nudges her toward the realization that her husband is indeed a philanderer.