Special Philadelphia Premiere: Fellini's Final Film, "La Voce Della Luna"

Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Join International House Philadelphia for a special presentation of La Voce della Luna, the last film made by the iconic five time Academy Award winning Italian director Federico Fellini.

dir. Federico Fellini, Italy, 1990, 35mm,118 mins. colour, Italian w/ English subtitles   

 "La voce della luna is one of Federico Fellini's most fascinating and poetic adventures, based on smiles and jokes, and a disillusioned, heartbreaking and worrying vision of the world we live in. Through legends, fairy tales and oddities, Fellini presents his endless universe of symbols, memories, inventions; without ever repeating himself, he hints in all his films.

In this last masterpiece, however, Fellini filters every stylistic element, and proposes other original elements, thus unveiling his amazing imagination. We find a a kaleidoscope of characters in a story that is made up of bitter, sweet and merciless traits, humor and melancholy, exuberance and elegance, psychological dreams and a great variety of themes. La voce della luna is a magic, hilarious, surreal and grotesque fairytale. It describes today's myths and rites (television, fast-food, discos...). It hints at yesterday's dreams ('Bassa Padana' or lower Po river area, the friendly attitude of Emilia-Romagna region's inhabitants, country fairs, the Gnocchi Day, Miss Flour, jokes ... ).

If you consider Amarcord as the village of memory, than you can say that La voce della luna gives us a shelter in our contemporary world." -- Vittorio Spiga "La Nazione", 1 February 1990

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