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Amarcord

Federico Fellini

 
Amarcord (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Italy
  • 1973
  • 123 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • Italian
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  • Spine #4

This carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy during the fascist period, the most personal film from Federico Fellini, satirizes the director’s youth and turns daily life into a circus of social rituals, adolescent desires, male fantasies, and political subterfuge, all set to Nina Rota’s classic, nostalgia-tinged score. The Academy Award–winning Amarcord remains one of cinema’s enduring treasures.

Cast

Titta's motherPupella Maggio
Titta's fatherArmando Brancia
GradiscaMagali Noël
Uncle TeoCiccio Ingrassia
Uncle LalloNando Orfei
LawyerLuigi Rossi
TittaBruno Zanin
Don BaravelliGianfilippo Carcano
VolpinaJosiane Tanzilli
TobacconistMaria Antonietta Beluzzi
Titta's grandfatherGiuseppe Ianigro
Fascist leaderFerruccio Brembilla

Credits

DirectorFederico Fellini
Story and screenplayFederico Fellini and Tonino Guerra
Production design and costumes byDanilo Donati
CinematographyGiuseppe Rotunno
MusicNino Rota
EditingRuggero Mastroianni

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary by film scholars Peter Brunette and Frank Burke
  • Fellini’s Homecoming, a new 45-minute documentary on the complicated relationship between the celebrated director, his hometown, and his past
  • Video interview with star Magali Noël
  • Federico Fellini’s drawings of characters in the film
  • “Felliniana,” a presentation of ephemera devoted to Amarcord from the collection of Don Young
  • Archival audio interviews with Fellini and his friends and family, by longtime radio film critic Gideon Bachmann
  • New restoration demonstration
  • Deleted scene
  • American release trailer
  • Optional English-dubbed soundtrack
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by scholar Sam Rohdie and Fellini’s 1967 essay “My Rimini"

    New cover illustration by Caitlin Kuhwald, design by Eric Skillman

Film Essays

Amarcord: Federico of the Spirits

By Sam Rohdie February 08, 2011

Federico Fellini was born and brought up in Rimini, Italy, a small seaside town in the province of Emilia-Romagna. Amarcord is a neologism he contrived, which comes closest to the . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Amarcord

By Peter Bondanella November 22, 1999

Amarcord presents a scathing satirical critique of Italian provincial life during the 1930s, the height of the fascist period (1922–43). In this era, Mussolini’s dictatorship enjoyed its . . . Read more »

Criterion Tube


Chef du Cinema

Chef du Cinema: Amarcord

By Ron Deutsch April 28, 2011

When Criterion producer Susan Arosteguy was at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas, last month, she met local cooking teacher and cinephile Ron Deutsch in line for a screening . . . Read more »


Three Reasons


Posters

Rare Bird

February 10, 2011

East German Amarcord poster (Erhard Gruttner, 1976). Posted by permission of Don Young, felliniana.com. Read more »


Film Essays

Amarcord: Federico of the Spirits

By Sam Rohdie February 08, 2011

Federico Fellini was born and brought up in Rimini, Italy, a small seaside town in the province of Emilia-Romagna. Amarcord is a neologism he contrived, which comes closest to the . . . Read more »


News

BFI Scores with Nino Rota Retro

September 01, 2010

Starting today at London’s BFI Southbank, the legendary Italian composer Nino Rota will be honored with a monthlong retrospective of films that feature his magisterial music. Rota is probably . . . Read more »


On Five

Remembering Peter Brunette

By Issa Clubb June 23, 2010

Sitting on a hard drive here in the office is the unedited footage of an interview we shot herewith Peter Brunette on April 26, for an upcoming release ofSenso. The release had been delayed, but . . . Read more »


News

A Run on Amarcord!

December 17, 2008

Sellout crowds have caused New York's Film Forum to extend its run of the new Janus Films restoration of Amarcord for another six days, until December 23. So, New Yorkers, it's not too late to . . . Read more »


Press Notes

Press Notes: You Must Remember This . . .

December 09, 2008

Janus Films’ new 35 mm color restoration of Federico Fellini’s beloved reminiscence Amarcord has begun its nationwide tour and is reminding some critics of the director’s, shall we say, colorful . . . Read more »


News

Amarcord Hits the Road

December 02, 2008

Starting today, Federico Fellini’s enduring autobiographical Amarcord is back on the big screen, in a newly restored print from Janus Films, supervised by director of photography Giuseppe . . . Read more »


On Five

When in Rome . . .

October 21, 2008

TECHNICOLOR, ROME—What a day! After spending the morning with Antonio Salvatori, the original color timer on Rosi’s The Moment of Truth and Antonioni’s Identification of a Woman, we were lucky . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Amarcord

By Peter Bondanella November 22, 1999

Amarcord presents a scathing satirical critique of Italian provincial life during the 1930s, the height of the fascist period (1922–43). In this era, Mussolini’s dictatorship enjoyed its . . . Read more »