Juliet of the Spirits

Juliet of the Spirits

In Federico Fellini’s first color feature, the director goes “deliriously and brilliantly bananas with the color” (Stephen Holden, New York Times) to depict the hallucinatory journey of a betrayed housewife in 1960s Italy. Played by Italian screen diva Giulietta Masina, Juliet is one of the many strong female characters (le grandi donne) who graced Italian postwar, post-Fascist cinema with passion, determination, and vivacity. (1965, 35mm, dir. Federico Fellini, 137 min.)

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