A documentary on China, concentrating mainly on the faces of the people, filmed in the areas they were allowed to visit. The 220 minute version consists of three parts. The first part, ... See full summary »
A hunted man breaks into the castle at Oberwald to kill the Queen, but faints before doing so. He is Sebastian, the splitting image of the King who was assassinated on his wedding day. The ... See full summary »
At 27 minutes, 'Cesare Zavattini' and 'Umberto Maselli''s fifth segment, "Story of Caterina", is the longest while Carlo Lizzani's opener "Paid Love" is the shortest at 11 minutes. Running times of the remaining segments are 22 minutes for Michelangelo Antonioni's "Attempted Suicide", 12 minutes for Dino Risi's "Paradise for Three Hours", 16 minutes for Federico Fellini's "Marriage Agency" and 14 minutes for Alberto Lattuada's "Italians Stare". See more »
I saw L'Amore in Citta as part of my Fellini quest. And I have to say that I found the film very interesting. Separated into five segments by five different directors, it is charming, sometimes heart breaking and I was always intrigued. All the segments are filmed absolutely beautifully especially Fellini's and Lattuada's. The music is always great, ranging from nostalgic(Rissi), bright(Fellini, though nostalgic comes under him also) and poetic(Lattuada). Of the segments my personal favourite is Lattuada's, especially for the beautiful scoring and the poetic ending. Rissi's is also very charming, very simple story but beautiful everywhere else. My least favourite, though still good, is Zavattini's, I love the climax which is very touching, as is the scene with the mother on the edge of the fountain, but found the very ending jarring compared with the scene before it and the rest of the neorealistic feel of the segment. Antonioni's documentary-like approach is interesting and the interviews are fascinating, not just the subject matter but also what there is to say. I saw L'Amore in Citta for Fellini, and apart from an ending that I think could have had more to it he doesn't disappoint. The beautiful visuals, deliberate pacing, nostalgic yet mystical story telling and colourful music are all there, and Fellini's poetic and quite ambitious style is as distinctive as you would expect. All in all, a very well done film. 8/10 Bethany Cox
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