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Federico Fellini

Enter the dream world of one of world cinema’s most exuberantly playful filmmakers.

As part of BFI's centenary celebration of the renowned Italian filmmaker we present this collection of great works, with a special focus on aspects of his films he’s arguably most famous for – the world of dreams and autobiography

Fellini’s kaleidoscopic, often sharply satirical narratives draw freely from his own personal obsessions, fantasies and memories, and have gone on to influence several generations of directors including David Lynch, Pedro Almodóvar, Sofia Coppola and Paolo Sorrentino.

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La dolce vitaLa dolce vita

Drama1960175 minsDirector: Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini’s masterpiece depicting seven hedonistic days in the life of a tabloid journalist (Marcello Mastroianni) as he searches for the sweet life.

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Juliet of the SpiritsJuliet of the Spirits

Drama1965137 minsDirector: Federico Fellini

Fellini’s first colour feature is a sensory experience that blends fantasy and reality in rich, evocative ways, following a woman’s self-discovery through stunning visions.

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The Voice of the MoonThe Voice of the Moon

Drama1990121 minsDirector: Federico Fellini

Fellini’s final film follows the wanderings of a wide-eyed young man (Roberto Benigni) after he's released from a psychiatric hospital.

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La StradaLa Strada

Drama1954104 minsDirector: Federico Fellini

A brutish travelling strongman (Anthony Quinn) acquires a waif-like young assistant (Giulietta Masina) before taking to the road in Federico Fellini’s acclaimed neo-realist fable.

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I clownsI clowns

Documentary197092 minsDirector: Federico Fellini

Fellini's documentary indulges his long-standing fascination with clowns, with the director affectionately recreating episodes from his childhood.

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Il bidoneIl bidone

Drama1955113 minsDirector: Federico Fellini

American star Broderick Crawford joined forces with Federico Fellini for this deliciously cynical tale of three conmen.

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Drama1963138 minsDirector: Federico Fellini

Fellini triumphantly conjured himself out of writer's block with this magnum opus about a film director experiencing his own creative crisis.

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Orchestra RehearsalOrchestra Rehearsal

Comedy197972 minsDirector: Federico Fellini

Fellini's allegorical pseudo-documentary about an orchestra rehearsal that descends into anarchy and vandalism while a TV crew looks on.

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I vitelloniI vitelloni

Drama1953107 minsDirector: Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini’s influential drama follows five young Italian men and their different attempts to disrupt the drudgery of provincial life.

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Boccaccio '70Boccaccio '70

Anthology1962204 minsDirector: Federico Fellini

Four of the greatest Italian directors – Fellini, Visconti, De Sica and Monicelli – join forces with show-stoppers Sophia Loren, Anita Ekberg and Romy Schneider in a carousel of sex and satire mocking the mores of Italian '60s society.