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.
Also screening on Wed 8 February
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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Australia's longest-running film society, Melbourne Cinémathèque screens significant works of international cinema in the medium they were created, the way they would have originally screened.
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