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Satyricon (VOSTF)
Location
Main screening room
Duration
138 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 italian film at the Venice Film Festival in 1969

Satyricon
Directed by
Federico Fellini
Language
VOSTF
Actors
Martin Potter , Hiram Keller, Max Born, Magali Noël 
Origins
Italy, France
Year
1969
Duration
138 min
Genre
Comdedy, drama, peplum
Format
Digital
Synopsis

A vivid portrait of ancient Roman decadence: a comedy of manners focused on three corrupt characters who are motivated mainly by a predilection for trickery and farce. This adaptation of Petronius is the filmmaker’s opportunity to explore the ancient Roman zeitgeist with sublime pomposity.

Satyricon
Satyricon trailer

Trailer in VOSTA. The movie will be presented with french subtitles.

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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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