Probably the most popular and accessible of Fellini's films, "Amarcord" ("I Remember") takes the viewer through a full cycle of the four seasons in the small town of Rimini, Italy in the late 1930s. Though more a nostalgic memoir than a strict comedy, the film is full of laughs, involving schoolboy shenanigans, their obsession with sex, a family outing in the country with a mentally imbalanced uncle, and the fantasies of various people, from the sweet teenaged boy at the center of the story to the town beauty he worships, Gradisca. But the film also has serious themes, from the coming of the fascists to the death of a family member, and a touch of grandeur here and there. Nino Rota's lush orchestral score is an essential and highly memorable element of this lovely 1974 film.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus
AMARCORD ( I remember ) is a movie co-written and directed by italian director Federico Fellini in 1974. Oscar in the category of Best Foreign Language Film in 1975.
Rimini, Italy. The late thirties, fascism at its peak. Federico Fellini remembers scenes of his youth: the schooldays, his love for Gradisca, the local beauty, his parents and their hysterical angers, the arrival of a Fascist Leader in town, his obsession for women.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler