August 14, 2020
Marking 100 years since his birth, Fellini gets the Criterion box set he deserves.
Federico Fellini might’ve cut his cinematic teeth making films in the style of classic Italian neorealism, but the iconic director’s grandiose sensibilities couldn’t be constrained for long. After films like The White Sheik and La Strada graced screens in the early 1950s, Fellini followed his unique creative impulses away from the stark reality of Italian cinema at the time and directed his most ambitious, dazzling projects, which ultimately became his most prized masterpieces: La Dolce Vita and 8 1/2.
He not only amassed a staggering 12 Oscar nominations throughout his life but he also set a record for most Best Foreign Language Film wins in the history of the Academy Awards. He won 4.