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La Strada

  • Dir: Federico Fellini

  • Italy, 1954, 107 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart

Taking a path less traveled, Fellini blends neorealism with bizarre flights of imagery into wildest fantasy, making his cinema both magical and wholly unique. In a folktale-like odyssey through the waste grounds of postwar Italy, three freighted characters – a sweet naïve girl, a brutal strolling strongman, and a kind-hearted mischievous fool – impart a poetic fable of love and cruelty. The circus, the parades and the seashore have since become “Felliniesque” visual trademarks, while La Strada triumphed as the first of his four Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film.

Academy Awards: Best Foreign Language Film

Venice Film Festival: Silver Lion

8/11 (Sun): Seminar with Ernest Chan, Geoffrey Wong. Conducted in Cantonese. Free Admission

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.

Screening:

In-theatre Screening

Remarks

1. Screenings at ALL commercial cinemas : tickets are available at URBTIX till 5pm one day before respective screening, after which tickets will be available only at the box office of the respective venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

2. Screenings at HK Arts Centre and M+ Cinema : tickets are available at URBTIX outlets until one hour before the screening, after which tickets are available at URBTIX website and mobile app. On-the-day tickets will also be available at the Self-service Ticketing Kiosk of the respective venue, subject to availability.

3. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

4. While it is the HKIFFS’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, the HKIFFS appreciates its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.