Italian maestro Federico Fellini delivers a thrilling personal memoir with this monumental and outlandish tribute to his beloved Rome – The Eternal City. This lavish autobiography, full of lush fantasy sequences and monumental pageantry, begins with Fellini as a youngster living in the Italian countryside. In school he studies the eclectic but parochial history of ancient Rome and then is introduced as a young man to the real thing – arriving in this strange new city on the outbreak of World War II.
Here, through a series of visually stunning vignettes brimming with satire and spark, the filmmaker comes to grips with a sprawling, boisterous, bursting-at-the-seams portrait of Rome, reinterpreting with his inimitable style an Italian history full of rich sensual imagery and extravagant perception.
- " Fellini isn't just giving us a lot of flashy scenes, he's building a narrative that has a city for its protagonist instead of a single character. " – Roger Ebert
- " A dizzying assault of radically stylized, pure cinema. " – Chris Shields
- " Fellini has constructed a fantastical documentary, in which fantasy and reality are confused. " – Jesús Fernández Santos