The Voice of the Moon

  • Dir: Federico Fellini

  • Italy, 1990, 121 minmins

  • Cast: Roberto Benigni, Paolo Villaggio, Nadia Ottaviani

Profoundly freewheeling, Fellini’s swansong is an endearing ode to the romanticism of lunatics, like passing a torch to the young creative spirit represented by Roberto Benigni. Searching for the moon’s voice, a young man released from a mental institution becomes infatuated with his “lunar goddess”, and interacts with a medley of weirdos in his phantasmagorical odyssey. Evoking cynicism to the ills of the modern world, yet it’s a euphoria that prevails, for the absurdist art of a maestro who has fashioned one of the most enchanted film worlds.

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Silver Ribbon for Best Score

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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