La Strada

Still from La Strada

Friday, 22 September 2017: La Strada

Friday, 22 September 2017, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Federico Fellini, Italy 1955, 115 mins, PG

“One of the most influential films ever made” American Film Institute

Fellini drew on his own circus background for this classic film, which was remastered in 2017. Set in a seedy travelling carnival, it revolves around brutish strongman Zampano, his girlfriend Gelsomina, and clown Matto. La Strada has won over 50 international awards, and consistently appears on “best films” lists. It has influenced innumerable artists, including Bob Dylan, and is Pope Francis’ favourite film.

“The movie that perhaps I loved the most” Pope Francis

Further reading

  1. Roger Ebert
  2. IMDb
  3. The Guardian
  4. The New York Times