Italian Film Festival

La Strada

Info: Italy, 1954, 108 mins, Blu-ray Disc, 19+

Language: Italian with English subtitles

Director: Federico Fellini

Cast: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart


  • Friday January 5, 2018 - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday January 6, 2018 - 2:55 pm

"Fellini’s La Strada tells a fable that is simple by his later standards, but contains many of the obsessive visual trademarks that he would return to again and again: the circus, and parades, and a figure suspended between earth and sky, and one woman who is a waif and another who is a carnal monster, and of course the seashore. Like a painter with a few favorite themes, Fellini would rework these images until the end of his life." Roger Ebert

Winner of the first ever Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film (an award that Fellini would win four times in all), La Strada is the heartbreaking story of an intellectually-undeveloped, innocent young woman, Gelsomina, sold to circus strong man Zampano (Anthony Quinn) by her mother. He brings her into his act, but this brute of a man treats her badly, and a fellow circus performer (Richard Basehart) intercedes…