Italian Film Festival

In Search of Fellini

Info: USA, 2017, 93 mins, DCP, 19+

Language: English, Italian with English subtitles

Director: Taron Lexton

Cast: Ksenia Solo, Maria Bello, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Nancy Cartwright


  • Saturday January 6, 2018 - 1:00 pm

"Whether his film is worthy of Fellini’s image is in the eye of the beholder, but one gets the sense that if Il Mago still lived, he would approve, not only of Lexton’s flattering homage but also his understanding of the magic of cinema." Paste magazine

100% Fresh, Rotten Tomatoes

"MAGNIFICO! BELLISIMO! MAGICO!" Debbie Elias, Behind the Lens

In this semi-autobiographical feature debut, coscripted by actress Nancy Cartwright (who voices Bart in The Simpsons), Ohio girl Lucy (Ksenia Solo, Tulipani) falls in love with the films of Federico Fellini, and heads to Italy to meet the maestro. While the film pays homage to multiple Fellini classics in various ways, it doesn’t sentimentalize the movie business or the perils a young woman travelling abroad for the first time can encounter. In that sense the film does honour not only to the magic and poetry in Fellini’s art, but also the candor and tough-mindedness that is too often overlooked.