La Strada

La Strada

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1954 / Italy / 104 min. / B&W

Director: Federico Fellini

Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart

This remarkable and powerful drama remained Fellini’s most personal film – he called it “a dangerous representation of my identity”. Winner of the inaugural Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, it regularly features in the top ten lists of our greatest films. Arguably the first road movie, it follows an itinerant, thuggish street performer strongman (Quinn) travelling with a naive young woman (Masina) he has bought from her mother, a journey punctuated by encounters with The Fool, a fellow street performer and his rival. Compelling stuff…