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Il Casanova di Federico Fellini (VOSTF)
Location
Main screening room
Duration
155 min
Cycle
Centennial Anniversary of Fellini

As an institution with a consistent focus on the history of cinema, a comprehensive Federico Fellini retrospective is the least we can do to mark his centennial. He was a great inventor of cinematic forms and a complex artist – paradoxical, tormented, light-hearted, provocative, introspective, brutal, idealistic and jaded all at once. He recreated the world through his lens, while remaining a sharp observer of his contemporaries and the many sensitivities of his time.

Best Costume Design at the Academy Awards 1977

Fellini's Casanova
Directed by
Federico Fellini
Language
VOSTF
Actors
Donald Sutherland, Tina Aumont, Cicely Browne
Origins
Italy, France
Year
1976
Duration
155 min
Genre
Historical drama
Format
Digital
Synopsis

A vitriolic portrait of the legendary Venetian lothario, who becomes the target for every imaginable kind of sarcasm. A complete immersion in the unhinged imagination of a filmmaker at his most inspired.

Fellini's Casanova
Awards

Director

Federico Fellini was one of the greatest Italian writers and directors of the 20th century, and one of the most illustrious filmmakers in the history of cinema. He won the Palme d'or at Cannes in 1960 for La dolce vita, and took home the Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film four times (La strada, Nights of Cabiria, 8 ½ and Amarcord), a record he shares with his compatriot Vittorio De Sica. Initially associated with neo-realism, Fellini’s work evolved over the course of the 1960s toward a unique approach related to European modernism, a movement associated with Ingmar Bergman, Michelangelo Antonioni, Alain Resnais, Jean-Luc Godard and Andrei Tarkovsky. His films grew increasingly to embrace a proliferation of themes, deliberate artifice and the complete erasure of boundaries between dream, imagination, hallucination and reality.

On March 29, 1993, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded him a lifetime achievement Oscar, “in recognition of his place as one of the screen’s master storytellers.” (Wikipédia)



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Federico Fellini

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«Fellini ne peut s'empêcher de céder parfois à l'ironie ou à l'attendrissement, mais on voit bien où il veut en venir, là précisément où Kubrick se tient, composant son film avec une énergie et un soin d’autant plus forcenés qu'il ne croit plus lui-même réellement à rien.»
Claude-Jean Philippe
Le Matin (March 8, 1977)

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Federico Fellini aurait eu 100 ans en 2020. Il a fait partie de ces cinéastes qui ont triomphé de leur vivant, dont la reconnaissance de leur apport au cinéma a été affirmée sans ambages, ce qui en retour a sans doute influencé les films qu’ils ont pu encore faire. Non pas qu’il ait gagné des prix à tout coup...

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Casanova by Fellini | ©Carlotta films

Casanova by Fellini | ©Alberto Grimaldie Productions

Casanova by Fellini | ©Carlotta films

Casanova by Fellini | ©Alberto Grimaldie Productions

Casanova by Fellini | ©Alberto Grimaldie Productions

Casanova by Fellini | ©Carlotta films

Casanova by Fellini | ©Alberto Grimaldie Productions

Casanova by Fellini | ©Alberto Grimaldie Productions

Casanova by Fellini | ©Alberto Grimaldie Productions

Casanova by Fellini | ©Alberto Grimaldie Productions

Casanova by Fellini | ©Alberto Grimaldie Productions

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A la première lecture de l"'Histoire de ma vie", Fellini déteste Casanova : l'homme, le personnage, le mythe, tout. C'est à partir de cette antipathie, non dénuée de jalousie, que le réalisateur construit son film autour du "vide".

Comment comprendre cette affirmation, quand on voit la prolifération de tableaux fantaisistes et baroques qui composent ce film ? Et comment expliquer cette haine qui anime le réalisateur en face du mythe italien ? Emmanuelle Meunier nous parle aujourd'hui de la rencontre entre les deux monstres italiens, Fellini et Casanova.

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