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Amarcord (1973)

In Rimini in the thirties, the adolescent Titta grows up between the Catholic and Fascist educational rhetoric. Her father, Aurelio, is an anarchic and antifascist master mason: apart from supporting two children, his wife and his somewhat sprightly elderly father, he also lives with a blowhard and wastrel brother-in-law, Uncle "Pataca".

His brother Teo, instead, is confined in an insane asylum. The small town is inhabited by individual characters, such as Volpina the nymphomaniac, Giudizio the lunatic, Biscein the braggart, the bombastic lawyer, the motorcycle exhibitionist, the blind accordion player. Titta attends the local high school, where tests alternate with tricks played on both teachers and classmates.

Her erotic-sentimental life is divided between the incomparable Gradisca, the big boobs of the tobacconist and the summer dances at the Grand Hotel as observed from behind the hedges. She spends her time passing the seasons along with the other inhabitants, with fireworks to herald the arrival of spring, and other events such as the passing of the Mille Miglia (Thousand Mile Race) and the transatlantic vessel, the Rex, the visit of the Fascist Gerarchy and the great snowfall. Her mother’s death and her marriage to Gradisca signal the end of her adolescence.

"It isn’t memory which dominates my film. To say that my films are autobiographical is cheeky crap. I have invented my own life. I invented it on purpose for the screen. Before making my first film I didn’t do anything but get myself ready to become tall enough and fat enough, to gather all the energy I needed to someday get to be able to say ‘Action!’ I have lived to discover and create a director, nothing else. And I remember nothing else, even though I passed myself off as someone who lives his expressive life on the department store of his memory. Nothing is true. In the sense of anecdote, of autobiography, there is nothing of this in my films. Instead there is the testimony of a certain season I lived through. In that sense, then yes, my films are autobiographical: but in the same way in which every book, every line of poetry, every colour placed on canvas is autobiographical".
(Federico Fellini in The film “Amarcord” by Federico Fellini, edited by Gianfranco Angelucci and Liliana Betti, Cappelli, Bologna, 1974, p. 95)

Cast:

Bruno Zanin : Titta
Pupella Maggio : Miranda la madre di Titta
Armando Brancia : Aurelio il padre di Titta
Stefano Proietti : Oliva il fratello di Titta
Giuseppe Lanigro : il nonno di Titta
Nandino Orfei : il "pataca" zio di Titta
Ciccio Ingrassia : Teo lo zio matto
Carla Mora : Gina la cameriera
Magali Noël : la Gradisca
Luigi Rossi : l'avvocato
Maria Antonella Beluzzi : la tabaccaia
Josiane Tanzilli : la "Volpina"
Domenico Pertica : il cieco di Cantarel
Antonino Faà di Bruno : il Conte di Lovignano
Carmela Eusepi : la figlia il Conte di Lovignano
Gennaro Ombra : Biscein
Gianfilippo Carcano : Don Balosa
Francesco Maselli : Bongioanni il professore di scienze
Dina Adorni : signorina De Leonardis la professoressa di matematica
Francesco Vona : Candela
Bruno Lenzi : Gigliozzi
Lino Patruno : Bobo
Armando Villella : Fighetta il professore di greco
Francesco Magno : il preside Zeus
Gianfranco Marrocco : il ragazzo Conte Portavo
Fausto Signoretti : il vetturino Madonna
Donatella Gambini : Aldina Cordini
Fides Stagni : la professoressa di belle arti
Fredo Pistoni : Colonia
Marcello Di Falco : il Principe
Bruno Scagnetti : Ovo
Alvaro Vitali : Naso
Ferdinando De Felice : Cicco

Prizes:

1974
Oscar for Best Foreing language Film, Nastro d'argento Best director (Federico Fellini), Best original subject
(Federico Fellini e Tonino Guerra), Best original screenplay (Federico Fellini e Tonino Guerra)
1973-1974
David di Donatello Best director (Federico Fellini)
1975
Nomination Oscar Best director (Federico Fellini) and Best original subject and screenplay
(Federico Fellini e Tonino Guerra), Premio Bodil (Copenaghen) Best Europen Film
1974
NYFCC prize (New York Film Critics Circle) Best film and director (Federico Fellini)
1975
Critic prize of SFCC (Le Syndicat Français de la Critique de Cinéma) Best foreing film
1974
Kinema Jumpo prize (Tokyo) for director (Federico Fellini) Best foreing film

The poster Amarcord

Scene from Fellini

Image of nava by Amacord

A frame from the film
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