Amarcord (Blu-ray Disc)

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    ITEM#: 13328317

    Federico Fellini's AMARCORD, an acclaimed semiautobiographical episodic drama, examines life in a small Adriatic village just before Mussolini's reign in the 1930s. As the weather changes and spring arrives, the village holds a festival in which it burns a symbolic bonfire and celebrates new life. This gathering in the central square is the first of many others throughout the film. Each time the community assembles, its colorful members show themselves in full force, boasting their bizarre, disjointed personalities--and pure mischief is the result. Several of the village ladies wear their eyebrows penciled on in high, provocative arches, a style that seethes sex and drama, coaxing the camera to follow them. The film takes on a circusy, chaotic tone, making it difficult to see a clear plot structure; AMARCORD instead breaks up into several memorably surreal sequences, a few of which follow a young man named Titta (Bruno Zanin) who wanders in and out of the animated provincial landscape, meeting assorted crazy characters and obsessing over sex. The beautiful clashes with the grotesque and politics and family matters blend together while sex is offset by violence in the inimitable style of Italy's late master of cinema, whose tour de force won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

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    UPC 715515068314
    Studio Criterion
    Format Blu-ray Disc
    Extra Info Criterion Collection
    Genre Drama/Foreign Video - Italian
    Rating Unrated
    Dimensions 5.5" x 0.55" x 7" WxHxD
    Weight 0.5 lbs
    Stars Pupella Maggio, Bruno Zanin, Magali Noel, Josianne Tanzilli
    Directors Federico Fellini
    Country of Origin United States

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