Amarcord Review

Fellini's Amarcord is a loving portrayal of small-town life in 1930s Rimini, Italy just as he remembered it, from the perspective of a delinquent teenager. The film is full of oddball characters, busty shopkeepers, creepy schoolteachers, pompous priests, crazy family members, a trashy hooker, and of course, Il Duce. Our young hero and his friends rake the muck, naive of an impending WWII and without a care in the world. As such, it's the more fanciful and lighthearted first half of the film (obviously a big inspiration for some of Woody Allen's work) that works the best. By the time Fellini has a dwarf nun chasing an uncle up a tree, a fog-shrounded city, and a weeding reception in the middle of nowhere, the charm has worn off considerably.


Facts and Figures

Run time: 123 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 19th September 1974

Distributed by: Janus Films

Production compaines: PECF, F.C. Produzioni

Reviews 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Fresh: 39 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 8.0 / 10

Cast & Crew

Starring: as Miranda Biondi, as Aurelio Biondi, as Gradisca, as Teo, as Patacca, as Titta Biondi, as Don Baravelli, as Anwalt, as Volpina, as Tobacconist, Giuseppe Ianigro as Titta's Grandfather, Ferruccio Brembilla as Fascist Leader, Antonino Faà di Bruno as Count Lovignano, Mauro Misul as Philosophy Teacher, Ferdinando Villella as Fighetta, Greek Teacher