• Felliniana: AMARCORD Radio Ads

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

  • 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...

  • Fellini: A Director’s Notebook

    Federico Fellini made this hour-long "documentary" for producer Peter Goldfarb and NBC in 1969. A meditation on his films-including those he had abandoned and those he had not yet made-it follows the path laid out by 8½ and leading to such later self-reflexive films as FELLINI'S ROMA and ORCHESTR...

  • Fellini on Fellini
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    Essential Fellini - Fellini in His Own Words

    In this program, director Federico Fellini discusses his life and career.

  • Fellini on “Second Look,” Episode 4

    In this final episode of “Second Look,” a four-part interview series Federico Fellini did on Belgian television in 1960, the director discusses LA DOLCE VITA and the scandal surrounding its release. Also interviewed, among others, are actors Yvonne Furneaux and Marcello Mastroianni, author Albert...

  • Fellini on “Second Look,” Episode 3
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    Fellini on “Second Look,” Episode 3

    Essential Fellini - Fellini in His Own Words

    In this third episode of “Second Look,” a four-part interview series Federico Fellini did on Belgian television in 1960, the director, actor Giulietta Masina, and screenwriter and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini discuss LA STRADA and NIGHTS OF CABIRIA.

  • Fellini on “Second Look,” Episode 1
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    Fellini on “Second Look,” Episode 1

    Essential Fellini - Fellini in His Own Words

    In this first episode of a four-part interview Federico Fellini did on the Belgian television program “Second Look” in 1960, the director discusses his early life and his career as a cartoonist before he began working in cinema.

  • Fellini: I’m a Born Liar
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    Fellini: I’m a Born Liar

    Essential Fellini - Fellini in His Own Words

    This feature-length 2002 documentary by Damian Pettigrew’s tracks the life and career of director Federico Fellini through his often contradictory statements. As Fellini said in the quote that gives the documentary its title: “I’m a born liar. For me, the things that are the most real are the one...

  • Fellini's TV Advertisements

    Immediately preceding INTERVISTA, director Federico Fellini made GINGER AND FRED (1986). For that film, Fellini created a number of comically exaggerated television advertisements, but most ultimately went unused and unseen until they were presented in this 2003 collection for Italian television.

  • Fellini on “Second Look,” Episode 2

    In this second episode of a four-part interview Federico Fellini did on the Belgian television program “Second Look” in 1960, the director discusses the sights of his hometown of Rimini—including the Grand Hotel, which features in I VITELLONI—as well as his early work with filmmaker Roberto Rosse...

  • Fellini Racconta: Diary of a Film

    This 1983 television program combines behind-the-scenes footage of the making of AND THE SHIP SAILS ON with extensive interview footage of director Federico Fellini to tell the story of the making of the film.

  • Fellini Racconta: Passeggiate nella memoria

    This 2000 documentary features extensive interviews with a late-in-life Federico Fellini looking back on his career.

  • Fellini of the Spirits

    1 season

    One cinematic dream weaver pays homage to another in these shimmering, fantastical journeys through the unconscious mind. With his meta-cinematic landmark 8½, Federico Fellini fully embraced a delirious, stream-of-consciousness style in the autobiographical tale of a creatively frustrated film di...

  • Federico Fellini’s Autobiography

    For this 2000 documentary, Paquito Del Bosco was given total access to the RAI (Italian television) archives’ holdings of interviews with Federico Fellini. Italian film critic Tullio Kezich writes, “The project is a precious contribution to our understanding of the director and his genius.”

  • Essential Fellini

    2 seasons

    A century after his birth, Federico Fellini still stands apart as a giant of the cinema. The Italian maestro is defined by his dualities: the sacred and the profane, the masculine and the feminine, the provincial and the urbane. He began his career working in the slice-of-life poetry of neorealis...

  • Federico Fellini & Giulietta Masina

    1 season

    Creative Marriages

    Cinema’s great husband-and-wife carnival act, Italian maestro Federico Fellini and actress Giulietta Masina gave birth to a new form of filmic expression that blended earthy realism with extravagant flights of surrealist fancy. This double bill—two of the ten Fellini films tha...

  • Creative Marriages: Federico Fellini & Giulietta Masina
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    Creative Marriages: Federico Fellini & Giulietta Masina

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    Critic Michael Sragow explores the creative and personal relationship between two indispensable artists whose legacies are forever entwined.

  • 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.

  • Barbara Steele: Memories of Fellini

    This interview with actress Barbara Steele was recorded in 2022.

  • Reporter's Diary: “Zoom on Fellini”
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    Reporter's Diary: “Zoom on Fellini”

    Essential Fellini - Fellini in His Own Words

    This television program shows director Federico Fellini at work on JULIET OF THE SPIRITS in 1964.