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La strada

Federico Fellini

 
La strada (Criterion DVD)

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2 Discs

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  • Italy
  • 1954
  • 108 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Italian
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  • Spine #219

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. The Criterion Collection is proud to present La strada, winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 1956.

Cast

Credits

DirectorFederico Fellini
ScreenplayFederico Fellini and Tullio Pinelli
with the collaboration ofEnnio Flaiano
Based on a story byFederico Fellini and Tullio Pinelli
DialogueEnnio Flaiano
Director of photographyOtello Martelli
MusicNino Rota
EditingLeo Catozzo
Assistant directorMoraldo Rossi
Production directorLuigi Giacosi

Disc Features

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound
  • Video introduction by Martin Scorsese
  • Audio commentary by Peter Bondanella, author of The Cinema of Federico Fellini
  • Federico Fellini’s Autobiography, a 2000 documentary originally broadcast on Italian television
  • Optional English-dubbed soundtrack featuring the voices of Anthony Quinn and Richard Basehart
  • New essay by film scholar Peter Matthews
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    New cover by Aesthetic Apparatus

Film Essays

La strada

By David Ehrenstein March 07, 1988

A low-key mood study about a broken-down carnival strongman and his half-wit assistant traveling through the bleak backwaters of post-war Italy wouldn’t, at first glance, appear to have much . . . Read more »

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Black and White in Color

February 06, 2013


Film Essays

La strada

By David Ehrenstein March 07, 1988

A low-key mood study about a broken-down carnival strongman and his half-wit assistant traveling through the bleak backwaters of post-war Italy wouldn’t, at first glance, appear to have much . . . Read more »