Ginger and Fred

  • Dir: Federico Fellini

  • Italy, 1986, 128 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, Franco Fabrizi

Once famous for their impersonations of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, a retired tap dance couple reunite after several decades to perform in a TV variety show featuring weirdos and look-alikes. Boasting affecting performances by Mastroianni and Masina in their only collaboration, Fellini’s boisterous comedy remains a wise, compassionate spectacle of a vanished romanticism and civility, yet satirical of the vulgar excesses of the electronic age. Meandering through magic moments to a bittersweet finale, the valedictory, however poignant, proves that cinema still entrances us, as it always did.

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: 4 Silver Ribbon awards including Best Actor and Best Actress

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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