Streaming: celebrate Fellini at 100
The great Italian director was born 100 years ago this month.
What better time to stream his best work…Federico Fellini celebrates his 100th birthday on 20 January – in an inactive sense, admittedly, given that he left us back in 1993.
It’s a centenary worth noting.
Thirty years on from his last film, Fellini still feels like the first name in Italian cinema, the one laymen can remember even if they’ve never seen a frame of his work, and the one whose imprint – or many imprints, given his wild directorial evolution from stark neorealism to baroque stylisation – is most visible in the contemporary work of compatriots from Paolo Sorrentino to Alice Rohrwacher.The BFI is marking the milestone with a touring retrospective of Fellini’s work, though the BFI Player has some choice fare for those who can’t get to a cinema.
The centrepiece of their selection, unsurprisingly, is La Dolce Vita,
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