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5,357 Ratings


Directed by Federico Fellini
Italy, France, 1973
Comedy, Drama, History


Federico Fellini depicts a year in the life of an Italian coastal village in the 1930s during the rise of fascism in this boisterous Oscar-winning comedy that was inspired by the director’s youth.

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Amarcord Directed by Federico Fellini

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1976 | 2 nominations including: Best Director

1975 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film

Ranking for certain as one of Fellini’s most successful, celebrated and narratively meandering masterpieces, Amarcord will tease you on all emotional fronts by way of a raucous, dreamy, boisterous, at times touching and politically reflective depiction of fascist-era life in a small Italian town.
August 10, 2016
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A colorful memory play that was part of what that guy in “Annie Hall” would call Fellini’s “indulgent” phase, is a film that seems wiser, funnier, more raucous and improper year after year. The restoration by the Cineteca di Bologna looked gorgeous on a properly huge screen in the Festival’s most capacious theater, the 1,400-seat Sala Darsena.
September 07, 2015
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Amarcord is what things look like when you “look back”. (Or, it’s what things look like when Federico Fellini looks back, and we all would be so lucky if memory was as joyful as this.) The connecting threads are only in the fact that such episodes make up a life, and not only that, but make up Art. Fellini is an artist, and here he says, "This is what it was like for me as a kid. Here is how I remember it.
January 20, 2013
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