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2,344 Ratings

Juliet of the Spirits

Giulietta degli spiriti

Directed by Federico Fellini
Italy, France, 1965
Drama, Fantasy, Comedy


Giulietta is a somewhat frumpy, naive, timid and unfulfilled housewife. Suspecting her husband’s infidelity, she enters a surreal journey of self-discovery filled with wild dreams and enchanting fantasies, which involve her sexually liberated neighbor Suzy and her glamorous sixties lifestyle.

Our take

Federico Fellini turned to colour cinematography for the first time in his career in order to realize this fever dream of self-discovery–and it paid off. At once baroque and intimate, Juliet of the Spirits is a kaleidoscope of immense feeling and thought from one of cinema’s greatest masters.

Juliet of the Spirits Directed by Federico Fellini

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1967 | 2 nominations including: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color

National Board of Review

1966 | 2 wins including: Best Foreign Language Film

Golden Globes (USA)

1966 | Winner: Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film

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