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Juliet of the Spirits

Juliet of the Spirits
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Federico Fellini
Produced by Angelo Rizzoli
Screenplay by Federico Fellini
Tullio Pinelli
Ennio Flaiano
Brunello Rondi
Story by Federico Fellini
Tullio Pinelli
Starring Giulietta Masina
Sandra Milo
Mario Pisu
Valentina Cortese
Valeska Gert
Music by Nino Rota
Eugene Walter
Cinematography Gianni Di Venanzo
Edited by Ruggero Mastroianni
Release dates
  • 22 October 1965 (1965-10-22) (France)
  • 23 October 1965 (1965-10-23) (Italy)
Running time
144 minutes[1] (Original Italian release)
137 minutes
Country Italy
France
Language Italian
French

Juliet of the Spirits (Italian: Giulietta degli spiriti) is a 1965 Italian-French fantasy comedy-drama film directed by Federico Fellini and starring Giulietta Masina, Sandra Milo, Mario Pisu, Valentina Cortese, and Valeska Gert. The film is about the visions, memories, and mysticism of a middle-aged woman that help her find the strength to leave her philandering husband.[2] The film uses "caricatural types and dream situations to represent a psychic landscape."[3] It was Fellini's first feature-length color film, but followed his use of color in The Temptation of Doctor Antonio in the portmanteau film Boccaccio '70 (1962). Juliet of the Spirits won a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1966.

Contents

  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • Production 3
  • Awards and nominations 4
  • Reception 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Plot

Giulietta explores her subconscious and the odd lifestyle of her sexy neighbour, Suzy, as she attempts to deal with her mundane life and her philandering oppressive husband, Giorgio. As she increasingly taps into her desires (and her demons) she slowly gains greater self-awareness leading to independence although, according to Fellini's wife, the real-life Giulietta, this end result may be interpretable.[4]

Cast

Production

Juliet of the Spirits was shot at Cinecittà Studios, Cinecittà, Rome, Lazio, Italy; Fregene, Fiumicino, Rome, Lazio, Italy; and Safa-Palatino, Rome, Lazio, Italy (studio).[6]

Awards and nominations

  • 1965 New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film Won
  • 1966 David di Donatello Award for Best Actress (Giulietta Masina) Won
  • 1966 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film Won
  • 1966 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Silver Ribbon for Best Cinematography, Color (Gianni Di Venanzo)
  • 1966 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Silver Ribbon for Best Production Design (Piero Gherardi) Won
  • 1966 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Silver Ribbon for Best Supporting Actress (Sandra Milo) Won
  • 1966 National Board of Review Award for Best Foreign Language Film Won
  • 1966 National Board of Review Award for Top Foreign Film Won
  • 1967 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director (Federico Fellini) Won
  • 1967 Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Film (Federico Fellini) Won[7]

Reception

Juliet of the Spirits holds an 86% on Rotten Tomatoes. In the New York Times, Stephen Holden wrote, "Fellini went deliriously and brilliantly bananas with the colour to create a rollicking through-the- looking-glass series of tableaus evoking a woman's troubled psyche."

References

  1. ^ (15)"JULIET OF THE SPIRITS".  
  2. ^ "Juliet of the Spirits". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Constantini, 188
  4. ^  
  5. ^ "Full cast and crew for Juliet of the Spirits". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Locations for Juliet of the Spirits". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Awards for Juliet of the Spirits". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
Bibliography
  • Fellini, Federico, and Costanzo Costantini, ed. Fellini on Fellini. London: Faber and Faber, 1995. ISBN 0-571-17543-0

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