LimeGreenLegend 3,915 Posted September 3, 2021 Share Posted September 3, 2021 (edited) This month we are going international as the film club watches a movie in a language that we've not yet covered, as suggested by @djw180. So no films in English, French, Norwegian, Korean or Japanese could be nominated. The winning film, nominated by me, is Federico Fellini's neorealist drama, La Strada (The Road). It stars Giulietta Masina as Gelsomina, a naive and simple young woman whose mother sells her to a travelling circus to be the wife and assistant of the brutish strongman, Zampanò (Anthony Quinn). She soon falls in love with the circus's clown, Il Matteo (Richard Baseheart) and considers leaving her jeasous and violent husband for him. I'm really looking forward to watching this as I'm both a fan of Fellini, and of Masina. Their other collaboration that I've seen, Nights of Cabiria in which Masina plays a down on her luck prostitute, is one of my favourite films ever and her performance one of the best I've ever seen. Masina was his muse and his inspiration, and you can feel the love he has for her in the way he films her. The two were married from 1943 until his death in 1993. This is considered one of Fellini's greatest masterpieces, so if you've never seen a film of his before you are in for a treat. the fool is hurt Edited September 3, 2021 by LimeGreenLegend 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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