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I vitelloni

Federico Fellini

 
I vitelloni (Criterion DVD)

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  • Italy
  • 1953
  • 103 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Italian
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  • Spine #246

Five young men linger in a postadolescent limbo, dreaming of adventure and escape from their small seacoast town. They while away their time spending the lira doled out by their indulgent families on drink, women, and nights at the local pool hall. Federico Fellini’s second solo directorial effort (originally released in the U.S. as The Young and the Passionate) is a semiautobiographical masterpiece of sharply drawn character sketches: Skirt chaser Fausto, forced to marry a girl he has impregnated; Alberto, the perpetual child; Leopoldo, a writer thirsting for fame; and Moraldo, the only member of the group troubled by a moral conscience. An international success and recipient of an Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Screenplay, I vitelloni compassionately details a year in the life of a group of small-town layabouts struggling to find meaning in their lives.

Disc Features

  • New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound
  • Vitellonismo: an exclusive documentary featuring interviews with late actor Leopoldo Trieste, actor Franco Interlenghi, assistant director Moraldo Rossi, Fellini biographer Tullio Kezich, Fellini friend Vincenzo Mollica, and director of the Fellini Foundation, Vittorio Boarini
  • Collection of still photographs, posters, and memorabilia
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
  • Plus: a new essay by writer Tom Piazza (My Cold War: A Novel, Blues and Trouble: Twelve Stories)

    New cover by Jamie Sheehan

Film Essays

I Vitelloni: A Trip to the Station

By Tom PiazzaAugust 23, 2004

In the long dream of image and spectacle that was Federico Fellini’s career, I Vitelloni . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

I Vitelloni: A Trip to the Station

By Tom PiazzaAugust 23, 2004

In the long dream of image and spectacle that was Federico Fellini’s career, I Vitelloni . . . Read more »