City of Women

  • Dir: Federico Fellini

  • Italy, 1980, 139 minmins

  • Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Prucnal, Bernice Stegers

Women’s liberation on display, or male egoism in disguise? Beyond doubt is Fellini’s autobiographical hero being always smothered by women. A mysterious encounter leads Snàporaz, a libidinal creature, into an erotic yet frightening odyssey of sexual fantasies. From a feminist conference to a sex-crazed maniac’s lavish celebration, a variety of women ranging from old crones, hot-rodding punks to seductive nymphs in his life are conjured. Originally conceived as a joint project with Ingmar Bergman, Fellini’s self-reflective mid-life crisis film is equally fitting to be “sincere to the point of being indecent”.

Italian National Syndicate of Film
Journalists: 4 Silver Ribbon awards including Best Director and Best Cinematography

Federico Fellini 100 is part of the Federico Fellini 100 Tour, a series of centennial tributes to Federico Fellini (1920–1993), which will travel to major museums and film institutions worldwide, coordinated by Paola Ruggiero and Camilla Cormanni from Luce Cinecittà. All films (unless noted) have been digitally restored by Luce Cinecittà, Cineteca di Bologna and Cine teca Nazionale.


In-theatre Screening


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