Essential Cinema: 8 ½ Fellinis Presented by MUBI

THE WHITE SHEIK

Directed by Federico Fellini and Alberto Lattuada

Italy, 1952, 1h 26min, DCP, In Italian with English subtitles

Essential Cinema  8 ½ Fellinis Presented by MUBI

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“Federico Fellini manages to accomplish with film what mostly abstract painters do – namely, to communicate emotion without ever saying or showing anything in a direct manner, without ever explaining anything, just by a sort of sheer magic.”
—David Lynch

When a young man brings his new bride to Rome to meet his family at the Vaticanand be blessed by the Popethe woman runs away in search of The White Sheik, hero of a popular fumetti (photo comic book) series. Co-written by Michelangelo Antonioni and featuring Nino Rota’s first of many Fellini scores.

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