City of Women (La Città Delle Donne / La Cité Des Femmes) (Masters of Cinema) DVD


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Federico Fellini's epic 1980 fantasia introduced the start of the Maestro's delirious late period. A surrealist tour-de-force filmed on soundstages and locations alike, and overflowing with the same sensory (and sensual) invention heretofore found only in the classic movie-musicals (and Fellini's own oeuvre), La citta delle donne [City of Women] taps into the era's restless youth-culture, coalescing into nothing less than Fellini's post-punk opus.

Marcello Mastroianni appears as Fellini's alter ego in a semi-reprise of his character from 8-1/2, Snaporaz. As though passing into a dream, the charismatic avatar finds himself initiated into a phantasmagoric world where women - or an idea of women - have taken power, and which is structured like an array of psychosexual set-pieces - culminating in a bravura hot-air balloon that decisively sticks the "anti" up into "climax".

A great adventure "through the looking-glass," as it were, of Fellini's own phallic lens and life-long libidinal ruminations, La citta delle donne sharply divided critics at the 1980 Festival de Cannes, some of whom had merely anticipated a nostalgic retread of the earlier Mastroianni works. What they were greeted with, and what remains today, is, in the words of Serge Daney, "a victory of cinema". The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present La citta delle donne on Blu-ray and DVD in Gaumont's glorious new HD restoration.

Special Features:

  • Newly Translated Optional Subtitles
  • Substantial Booklet Containing Writing on the Film, Vintage Exerpts and Rare Archival Imagery

Product Details

  • Marcello Mastroianni
  • Federico Fellini
  • 2
Aspect Ratio:
  • 1.85:1
Sound Information:
  • Dolby Digital
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Main Language:
  • Italian
Subtitle Languages:
  • English

  • Masters of Cinema
Run Time:
  • 139 mins approx.
  • Masters of Cinema
  • 18

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