Essential Fellini. Disc 12/15. Amarcord (1973) [Criterion Collection]
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~30.7 Mbps | 2hr 05mn | 43.7 GB
Italian (Italiano): LPCM Audio, 1 ch, 1152 kbps \ English: AC3, 1 ch, 192 kbps \ English: AC3, 1 ch, 192 kbps
Genre: Comedy, Drama | Director: Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini returned to the provincial landscape of his childhood with this carnivalesque reminiscence, recreating his hometown of Rimini in Cinecittà’s studios and rendering its daily life as a circus of social rituals, adolescent desires, male fantasies, and political subterfuge. Sketching a gallery of warmly observed comic caricatures, Fellini affectionately evokes a vanished world haloed with the glow of memory, even as he sends up authority figures representing church and state, satirizing a country stultified by Fascism. Winner of Fellini’s fourth Academy Award for best foreign-language film, Amarcord remains one of the director’s best-loved creations, beautifully weaving together Giuseppe Rottuno’s colorful cinematography, Danilo Donati’s extravagant costumes and sets, and Nino Rota’s nostalgia-tinged score.