Amarcord

Amarcord

Criterion Collection Edition #4

This carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy during the fascist period, the most personal film from Federico Fellini, satirizes the director’s youth and turns daily life into a circus of social rituals, adolescent desires, male fantasies, and political subterfuge, all set to Nina Rota’s classic, nostalgia-tinged score. The Academy Award winning AMARCORD remains one of cinema’s enduring treasures.

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Amarcord
  • Amarcord

    Directed by Federico Fellini • 1973 • France, Italy

    This carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy during the fascist period, the most personal film from Federico Fellini, satirizes the director's youth and turns daily life into a circus of social rituals, adolescent desires, male fantasies,...

Extras

  • Peter Brunette and Frank Burke Commentary

    Recorded in 2006, this commentary features film studies professors Peter Brunette and Frank Burke (Burke is also the author of the book Fellini’s Films).

  • Fellini’s Homecoming

    Having danced around the subject in such films as I VITELLONI, director Federico Fellini finally addressed his childhood head-on in AMARCORD. In this documentary, friends who knew Fellini throughout his life discuss his complicated relationship with his hometown, Rimini, and the art that he creat...

  • Magali Noël on AMARCORD

    Chosen at the last moment to play Gradisca in director Federico Fellini’s AMARCORD, Magali Noël threw herself into the role with typical verve and charm. She also appeared in Fellini’s LA DOLCE VITA and SATYRICON, in addition to such films as RIFIFI and Z.

  • Roger Corman on AMARCORD

  • Felliniana: AMARCORD Radio Ads

    From collector Don Young’s extensive Fellini archive comes this selection of radio ads for AMARCORD.

  • Gideon Bachmann Interviews with Federico Fellini

    Critic Gideon Bachmann was a friend and intellectual sparring partner of Federico Fellini’s for over thirty years. As a radio broadcaster and then a filmmaker, he interviewed Fellini and many of those who knew him at length. What resulted is an oral biography of the great director.

  • Gideon Bachmann and Fellini’s Friends and Family

    Critic Gideon Bachmann was a friend and intellectual sparring partner of Federico Fellini’s for over thirty years. As a radio broadcaster and then a filmmaker, he interviewed Fellini and many of those who knew him at length. What resulted is an oral biography of the great director.

  • AMARCORD: Restoration Demonstration

    The Criterion Collection originally released AMARCORD on DVD in 1998. In 2006, Criterion released a DVD with a high-definition transfer and digital restoration of a superior film element, which was also used for the 2011 Blu-ray edition. This restoration demonstration, made in 2006, was updated w...

  • Deleted Scene

    This scene, found among early film elements of AMARCORD, has no sound and was apparently cut from the film. It is described, however, in the novelization published by Rizzoli in 1973 and involves the contessa’s loss of a diamond ring down her toilet. Carlini, or “Eau de cologne,” the man who empt...

  • AMARCORD English-Dubbed Soundtrack