Ivo Salvini has recently been released from a mental hospital and is in love with Aldini. As he attempts to win her heart, he wanders a strange, dreamlike landscape in his Emilian village and encounters various oddball characters, including Gonnella, a paranoid old man prone to conspiracy theories.
How else could Federico Fellini bid farewell to cinema but with a baroque, dreamlike, and nostalgic fable? Here’s a welcome restoration of this Ermanno Cavazzoni adaptation with Roberto Benigni, for which Fellini created an Italian town from scratch—a poetic vision amongst a disenchanting modernity.
Oskar Roehler, 2006, Germany
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Buster Keaton,Clyde Bruckman, 1926, United States
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States