Director Federico Fellini

Production year 1973

Length 123min.

Country Italy/France


One year in a small northern Italian coastal town in the late 1930s is presented.

The stories loosely center on a mid-teen named Titta and his household including his adolescent brother, his ever supportive mother who is always defending him against his father, his freeloading maternal Uncle Lallo, and his paternal grandfather who slyly has eyes and hands for the household maid. Other townsfolk include: Gradisca, the town beauty, who can probably have any man she wants, but generally has no one as most think she out of their league; Volpina, the prostitute; Giudizio, the historian; a blind accordionist; and an extremely buxom tobacconist. 


Best Film, Best Director | David di Donatello Awards, Italy, 1974

Best Foreign Language Film | National Board of Review, USA, 1974

Best Foreign Film | Golden Globe, USA, 1975

Best Foreign Language Film | Academy Awards-Oscar, USA, 1975


Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini



Franco Cristaldi


Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra

Director of Photography

Giuseppe Rotunno

Production designer

Danilo Donati

Music by

Nino Rota


Oscar De Arcangelis


Ruggero Mastroianni


Bruno Zanin, Magali Noël, Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia, Ciccio Ingrassia

Production company(ies)

F.C. Produzioni, PECF

Federico Fellini

(1920-1993) In a career spanning almost 50 years, Fellini won the Cannes Palme d'Or for La Dolce Vita, was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and won four awards in the category of Best Foreign Language Film (now called Best International Film), the most for any director in the history of the Academy. At the 65th Academy Awards in 1992, he received the honorary award for Lifetime Achievement.


Lights of Variety (1950), The White Sheik (1952), I Vitelloni (1953), Love in the City (segment Agenzia matrimoniale, 1953), La Strada (1954), Il Bidone (1955), Nights of Cabiria (1957), La Dolce Vita (1960), Boccaccio '70 (segment Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio, 1962), 8½ (1963), Juliet of the Spirits (1965), Spirits of the Dead (segment Toby Dammit, 1968), Block-notes di un regista (1969, doc.), Fellini Satyricon (1969), The Clowns (1970, TV), Roma (1972), Amarcord (1973), Fellini's Casanova (1976), Orchestra Rehearsal (1978), City of Women (1980), And the Ship Sails on (1983), Ginger and Fred (1986), Intervista (1987), The Voice of the Moon (1990).

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