The film is just as mesmerising, emotionally wrenching and unique as when it was first released, so to celebrate this exciting newly restored version, we’ve collected together Fellini’s five greatest films.
La Strada (1954)
La Strada is loosely about a care-free girl (played y Giulietta Masina) who is sold to a traveling entertainer. However, it is far more interested in the historical backdrop of the story and building nuanced characters, and does so perfectly. The landscape is the blasted Italian environment just after WW2. This provides a realism and bleakness to the film, which in turns adds depth to an already tender and compassionate story, and launches it to the level of a masterpiece.
The Nights of Cabiria (1957)
The Nights of Cabiria follows a waifish prostitute