|Sun 2 July||7.45pm|
Dir: Federico Fellini | Italy | 1954 | 108 mins
Cast: Anthony Quinn | Giulietta Masina | Richard Basehart
Over sixty years since it won the first Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, La Strada is back on the big screen. In a story of true outsiders, Gelsomina (Giulietta Masina), a naïve young woman is sold by her desperate mother to boorish strongman Zampanò (an immensely charismatic Anthony Quinn) to be his wife, performance assistant and punching bag as he tours central Italy. When Gelsomina finds a kindred spirit in his rival the Fool (Richard Basehart), she glimpses a better life. However, soon all three find themselves part of the same travelling circus with tragic consequences.
“Unadorned, strikingly realistic and yet genuinely tender and compassionate” The New York Times
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