City of Women (LA CITTA' DELLE DONNE)

  • Dir: Federico Fellini

  • Italy, France, 1980, Italian, 139 min

  • Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Prucnal, Bernice Stegers

Women’s liberation on display, or male egoism in disguise? Beyond doubt is Fellini’s autobiographical hero being always smothered by women. A mysterious encounter leads Snàporaz, a libidinal creature, into an erotic yet frightening odyssey of sexual fantasies. From a feminist conference to a sex-crazed maniac’s lavish celebration, a variety of women ranging from old crones, hot-rodding punks to seductive nymphs in his life are conjured. Originally conceived as a joint project with Ingmar Bergman, Fellini’s self-reflective mid-life crisis film is equally fitting to be “sincere to the point of being indecent”.

Italian National Syndicate of Film
Journalists: 4 Silver Ribbon awards including Best Director and Best Cinematography

Federico Fellini 100 is part of the Federico Fellini 100 Tour, a series of centennial tributes to Federico Fellini (1920–1993), which will travel to major museums and film institutions worldwide, coordinated by Paola Ruggiero and Camilla Cormanni from Luce Cinecittà. All films (unless noted) have been digitally restored by Luce Cinecittà, Cineteca di Bologna and Cine teca Nazionale.

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. For screenings at ALL commercial cinemas, tickets are available at URBTIX till 5:00pm one day before respective screenings. After that, tickets will be available only at the box office of the screening venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

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4. For the sold-out screenings at HK Arts Centre and HK Film Archive, a limited number of standing tickets are available at the URBTIX Outlets of the respective venues 30 minutes prior to the screening time. Seating is not guaranteed and subject to availability 30 minutes after the screening time. Each person can purchase 1 standing ticket. The availability of standing tickets is subject to change without prior notice.

5. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till 1 hour prior to the respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

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