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Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
"Giulietta degli spiriti" (original title)

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Visions, memories, and mysticism all help a 40-something woman to find the strength to leave her cheating husband.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzy / Iris / Fanny
Mario Pisu ...
Giorgio (Giulietta's husband)
José Luis de Vilallonga ...
Giorgio's friend (as José De Villalonga)
Friedrich von Ledebur ...
Medium (as Fredrich Ledebur)
Caterina Boratto ...
Giulietta's mother
Lou Gilbert ...
Luisa Della Noce ...
Silvana Jachino ...
Milena Vukotic ...
Elisabetta - the maid (as Milena Vucotic)
Fred Williams ...
Lynx-Eyes' agent
Dany París ...
Desperate friend
Anne Francine ...


Juliet lives in a beautiful house by the ocean. Her sisters, and especially her Mother overshadow her with their beauty. She is a spiritual, superstitious and naive woman. She visits a psychic seer who tells her she must follow the sex trade in order to be happy. Not long after she meets her eccentric and sexy neighbour, Suzy, who, by all counts appears to be a high class prostitute and encourages Juilet into sexual acts which make her guilty and nervous. A rare night when her husband is at home she wakes up to catch him talking to another woman on the phone. He calls out the name "Gabriella" while sleeping, but when she questions him he lies his way out of it. She finds out who Gabriella is and fears her husband will leave her. Juliet begins having visions who accuse and terrorize her. The pinnacle of the visions comes at the end where it is implied she realizes she would be better off without her husband and is ultimately emotionally emancipated. Written by

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Juliet of the Spirits  »

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35mm restoration, brilliant in color and Fellini style.
9 August 2001 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This is the first Fellini movie I ever saw and I just recently viewed the 35mm restored re-release. How beautiful. Fellini captures such wonderful dream-like sequences in brilliant color. Phenomenal! Every scene had such a distinct personality and mood to it. His blend of high and low key lighting, especially in the exposition carries the storyline. Giulietta's associated score is disturbing yet intriguing. The wardrobe and makeup department must have had lots of fun on this film. If you have yet to see a Fellini movie, I suggest this one. A bit creepy, a bit weird, but nonetheless it has a purpose. A tight narrative.

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