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This edition: La Strada



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Episode Details

(1954/Italy, 108 min., b&w, drama, in Italian with English subtitles) Dir.: Federico Fellini. Cast: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani. A poor waif, Gelsomina is sold by her mother into the employ of Zampano (Anthony Quinn), a brutal strongman in a traveling circus. When Zampano encounters an old circus rival (Richard Basehart), his fury is provoked to its breaking point. With La Strada, Fellini crafted a poetic fable of love and cruelty, evoking brilliant performances and winning the hearts of audiences and critics worldwide. Discussion guest: Giancarlo Lombardi, CUNY Graduate Center.

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Prof. Giancarlo Lombardi CUNY Graduate Center