The White Sheik Film Still

The White Sheik

Federico Fellini

 
The White Sheik (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $29.95

Out of Print
  • Italy
  • 1952
  • 86 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Italian
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  • Spine #189

Ivan Cavalli (Leopoldo Trieste) brings his new wife Wanda (Brunella Bovo) to Rome on the least romantic honeymoon in history, a rigid schedule of family meetings and audiences with the Pope. But Wanda, dreaming of the dashing hero of a photo-strip cartoon, drifts off in search of the White Sheik, thus setting off a slapstick comedy worthy of Chaplin. The style and themes which made Federico Fellini world famous are already apparent in this charming comedy (his first solo directorial effort), featuring such long-time collaborators as his wife, actress Giulietta Masina, and composer Nino Rota.

Cast

Fernando RivoliAlberto Sordi
Wanda Cavalli Brunella Bovo
Ivan Cavalli Leopoldo Trieste
CabiriaGiulietta Masina

Credits

DirectorFederico Fellini
ScreenplayFederico Fellini and Tullio Pinelli
with the collaboration ofEnnio Flaiano
From an idea byMichelangelo Antonioni
CinematographyArturo Gallea
EditingRolando Benedetti
MusicNino Rota

Disc Features

  • New digital transfer
  • New video interviews with actors Brunella Bovo and Leopoldo Trieste, and Fellini friend Moraldo Rossi
  • Essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    New cover by Eva Wah

Film Essays

The White Sheik

By Jonathan Rosenbaum April 28, 2003

ORSON WELLES: Fellini is essentially a small-town boy who’s never really come to Rome. He’s still dreaming about it. And we should all be very grateful for those dreams. In a way, he’s still . . . Read more »

Film Essays

The White Sheik

By Jonathan Rosenbaum April 28, 2003

ORSON WELLES: Fellini is essentially a small-town boy who’s never really come to Rome. He’s still dreaming about it. And we should all be very grateful for those dreams. In a way, he’s still . . . Read more »