La strada

La strada

DVD - 2003 | Italian
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Directed by Federico Fellini, the story of a fragile girl who falls in love with a brutal circus performer she was sold to by her mother
Publisher: [S. l.] : Criterion ; Janus Films, 2003
ISBN: 9780780021976
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (108 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Other Standard Identifier: 037429135426


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Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Langauge Film in 1957

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Jul 10, 2018

One of the finest films ever made; `La Strada' is a magnificent feat in cinema. I have been a fan of Federico Fellini ever since seeing the magnificent `8 ½', but I must confess that `La Strada' is the best film I've seen from him and the one that will continue to shake me for years to come. A beautiful, yet tragic tale of love and ignorance, and love IN ignorance, `La Strada' is a priceless portrayal of ones inability to transcend their own ingrained survival instincts and embrace what is right in front of their face; love.

Mar 20, 2018

A sad tragedy of a very poor strongman circus performer and the (presumably) retarded assistant that he takes on. The silly faces that the assistant puts on are either comical or revealing of a type of autism. The coarseness and poverty of the performing pair are surprising. The imagery is quite good; there is an overuse of flashbacks; and the development of the main character is clear and classic.

Mar 10, 2018

one of the best films of all time, surely Fellini's supreme masterpiece, where everything falls into place, from the performers - Giulietta Masina channeling none other than Charlie Chaplin, and not missing a single inspired beat, Anthony Quinn growling with deeply rooted, however corrupted after centuries of its abuse, masculine privilege - to the cinematography, in stark and simple black and white, in order to visually isolate the twists and turns of the specific drama, right out of Walker Evans, I thought, the improperly forgotten, though most influential, photographer of the last century - and to the unforgettable music of Nino Rota to sear itself into your imagination no less than forever - an absolute must for film buffs, or anyone with the heart for a good, a great, story

Franln Oct 02, 2017

This is my first Fellini film. I enjoyed it and found it so intriguing that I watched it again with audio commentary. It's available dubbed in English too which is how I watched the last half of it & preferred it that way.

Jul 18, 2017

Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards

Apr 20, 2017

Federico Fellini had been making films for a few years, but with the 1954 release of La strada, the Italian director set himself on his way to becoming one of international cinema's household names. A delicate, immensely moving tale of love and loss between strongman Zampanò (Anthony Quinn) and his silent long-suffering charge, Gelsomina (Giulietta Masina), La strada introduced many viewers to two of the filmmaker's lasting passions the circus and Masina, his wife.

Apr 01, 2017

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Radharc Oct 04, 2016

One of Fellini's finest works, "La Strada" is a film rich in realism, simple joy, and utter heartbreak. Easily one of the lost influential films of all-time.

Sep 16, 2016

One of Fellini's many masterpieces- if you're unfamiliar with his work this is a great place to start.

Nov 01, 2015

Glad I watched it - Masina puts on some terrific faces. The circus is fun, but Quinn is pretty rough. Interesting unanticipated (on my part) ending.

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Sep 07, 2012

Il Matto - The Fool (to Gelsomina): "What a funny face you have. Are you sure you're a woman? You look more like an artichoke."

Sep 07, 2012

Gelsomina: "Once all I thought about was going home. But I don't care so much anymore. Now I feel like my home is with you." Zampanò: "Oh yeah? What a discovery. And with all that poverty at your house to tempt you."


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