Fellini 100
Screening Dates
  • December 19 (Saturday) 6:00
  • December 20 (Sunday) 4:00
  • December 27 (Sunday) 7:00
  • December 29 (Tuesday) 3:15
New Restoration

“What a triumph! Amarcord is even more beautiful than .”

Penelope Gilliatt, The New Yorker

In response to the new provincial health orders, The Cinematheque has closed the theatre and cancelled in-person screenings from November 23 through December 7. We have also momentarily suspended ticket sales for all future screenings.

Fellini, rarely finer, delighted audiences with this affectionate fantasy vision of his boyhood, the fourth of the director’s works to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Hailed as a welcome return to form for the maestro after the extravagant excesses of Satyricon and Roma, Amarcord (the title is Romagnese dialect for “I remember”) is set in Fellini’s hometown of Rimini during the Fascist period. It follows the comic coming-of-age adventures of Titta (Bruno Zanin), a teenaged Fellini surrogate making his way through the minefields of religion, love, sex, politics, puberty, and family life. An inspired mix of memory, melancholia, imagination, bawdy humour, and nostalgia, the film is set to a memorable musical score by Fellini favourite Nino Rota. The screenplay, Oscar nominated, was co-written with the great Tonino Guerra, a key contributor to the cinemas of Antonioni, Rosi, the Tavianis, and Angelopoulos.

“A movie made entirely out of nostalgia and joy … It’s also absolutely breathtaking filmmaking.”

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“A film of exhilarating beauty … Amarcord may possibly be Federico Fellini’s most marvellous film.”

Vincent Canby, New York Times

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