Alberto Sordi, Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Magnani
A masterpiece of narrative freedom and unrestrained imagination, from the director who astonished the world
The Eternal City as never before depicted
Along with Amarcord, the 50-year-old Fellini paid a double homage to the cities closest to his heart: Rimini and Rome
"Rome is the ideal location for flights of the imagination", affirmed Federico Fellini. And in this homage to the city - eternal, primordial, funereal, enormous, wise and bleak - Fellini unleashes all the unrestrained power of his unparalleled imagination, earning him the astonished admiration of every corner of the world. Part fake documentary, part fake autobiographical story, Roma is a masterpiece of narrative freedom, of fragmentary illusions, of mysterious fascinations. Fellini takes the audience by the hand and leads it into a visual and auditory vortex, as amazing now as when it was first released. It is impossible to list the best moments: the infernal confusion on the ring-road, the magical trip into the Roman Metropolitana, which hides a treasure that disappears with a gust of wind, the spectral ecclesiastical fashion show, the euphoria at the Festa de’ Noantri in Trastevere. Everything in Roma is of a certain value: one must simply abandon oneself into its womb and live the unforgettable trip to the fullest.
A visionary portrait of Rome through the eyes and memories of a young man from the provinces, who, shortly before the outbreak of World War II, arrives in the Eternal City. Through its depiction of a series of events and unique characters, the film gives the audience an experience of unlimited riches.
Restored in 2010 by Cineteca di Bologna, Cineteca Nazionale – Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia and Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino, in collaboration with Titanus. As part of the restoration process, some sequences cut from the original theatrical release were reinserted back into the film. Amongst others, these sequences also feature Alberto Sordi and Marcello Mastroianni.
Length - Format: 119
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