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LA STRADA – NEW 4K RESTORATION
WINNER – First-ever Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Available to your home theater through the Olympia Film Society
Streaming tickets now available!
There has never been a face quite like that of Giulietta Masina. Her husband, the legendary Federico Fellini, directs her as Gelsomina in La Strada, the film that launched them both to international stardom. Gelsomina is sold by her mother into the employ of Zampanò (Anthony Quinn), a brutal strongman in a traveling circus. When Zampanò encounters an old rival in highwire artist the Fool (Richard Basehart), his fury is provoked to its breaking point. With La Strada Fellini left behind the familiar signposts of Italian neorealism for a poetic fable of love and cruelty, evoking brilliant performances and winning the hearts of audiences and critics worldwide. Restored in 4K by the Criterion Collection and The Film Foundation at Cineteca di Bologna’s L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory, from a 35mm dupe negative preserved by Beta Film GmbH. Restoration funding provided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Dir: Federico Fellini / 1954 / Italy / 108 min
“A masterpiece … infused with humanity, theatricality, and operatic pathos.” — Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“Vintage Fellini … the circus and the seashore, piazzas at night and open-air weddings, humor and compassion.” — Martin Scorsese
“The first film that can be called entirely ‘Felliniesque.’” — Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun-Times