Mussollini mural with kids holding up guns - still from Amarcord (1973)
Mussollini mural with kids holding up guns - still from Amarcord (1973)
Amarcord (1973)

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Amarcord

Federico Fellini | Italy, France | 1973 | M
Film

Described by Roger Ebert as Fellini’s “final great film”, and the winner of 1974’s Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Amarcord is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set in a particularly vivid seaside town during Italy’s fascist era. Bursting with indelible imagery (shot by Giuseppe Rotunno), characters and episodes, the film’s highly stylised world is modelled on Fellini’s hometown of Rimini and co-writer Guerra’s own Romagna upbringing – its title loosely translating as “I remember” in the local Romagnolo dialect. Featuring one of Nino Rota’s most memorable scores.

Format: 4K DCP
Language: Russian and Italian with English subtitles
Source: Cinecitta Luce
Duration: 123 mins

When

Duration

123 mins

Rating

M

Where

Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Also screening on Wed 8 February

Program notes

Screenwriting professor Howard Rodman described Tonino Guerra's work as “the brave and moral thread that runs through the fabric of modernist cinema” but Guerra’s preferred categorisation of his contribution was simply to claim, “I added some structure”...

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Tonio Guerra in his later years - black and white

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