Winner of four Academy Awards Federico Fellini has had an immense impact on contemporary film. A visionary a dreamer a passionate storyteller and one of the most revered directors in the history of cinema Federico Fellini managed to create the most original and unique films celebrating the ceaseless carnival of life. With his vivid visual style iconic surreal imagery sly humour and magical sense for the bizarre Fellini's groundbreaking work has influenced and inspired such celebrated directors as Woody Allen Terry Gilliam and David Lynch. Included in this collection is the enchanting comedy The White Sheik (1952) (Federico Fellini's debut as a solo director and his first collaboration with composer Nino Rota) his endearing compelling and unsentimental neo-realism master piece Nights Of Cabiria (1957) and La Strada (1954) the classic drama that introduced him to the world and established him as an important creative force.
Welcome to a bittersweet world of episodic adventures and strange encounters. Welcome to a sordid nocturnal world of ruthless callous boyfriends and stray movie stars looking for seedy kicks. Welcome to the harsh unforgiving streets of a crumbling Rome where hope can still prevail and dreams cradle the lost. Welcome to the world of Cabiria a feisty loud outspoken and somewhat na''ve prostitute waiting for a miracle and one of the most unforgettable and endearing characters of European cinema. Eventually remade in Hollywood as Sweet Charity Nights Of Cabiria is a often humorous poignant unflinching and vivid portrait of one woman's picaresque existence and her perseverance through adversity. Starring Fellini's wife Giulietta Masina as the irrepressible protagonist Nights Of Cabiria marked Fellini's last foray into gritty neo-realism before venturing into the surreal satire and dream logic of La Dolce Vita and Eight And A Half.
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