NEW 4K RESTORATION
(1987) Federico Fellini is interviewed by a Japanese tv crew, looking back on both his career and a series of personal favorites by others. In part an homage to Cinecittà– his home base for four decades – on its 50th anniversary, this was, according to Fellini, “a film that very quickly declared its independence. ‘Go away, Mr. Fellini,’ it said. ‘I’ll make myself,’” with its memorable highlight the reunion of Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg as clips of La Dolce Vita play on a makeshift screen. Presented as part of Fellini 100, an international celebration of the director’s centennial year.
Restored in 4K from the original 35mm negative by Instituto Luce-Cinecittà and Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia.
A JANUS FILMS RELEASE
“...a magical mixture of recollection, parody, memoir, satire, self-examination and joyous fantasy. With Fellini himself as the master of ceremonies, the film is an uproarious celebration of the studio community: actors, actresses, bit players, makeup artists, scene painters, publicity agents, technicians, hangers-on and gate-crashers.”
– Vincent Canby, The New York Times