Rent La Strada (1954)

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Synopsis:
Sold by her impoverished mother to Zampano (Anthony Quinn), a brutish fairground wrestler, waif-like Gelsomina (Giulietta Masina) lives a life of drudgery as his assistant. After taking to the road with a travelling circus, a budding relationship with II Matto/The Fool (Richard Basehart), a gentle-natured, tightrope walking clown, offers a potential refuge from her master's clutches. Trapped by her own servile nature, Gelsomina waivers, and Zampano's volcanic temper erupts with tragic consequences.
Characteristically mingling elements of biography with metaphor and symbolism, 'La Strada' also combines an easygoing charm with a far harder edged realism in the form of domestic violence and decaying, desolate towns. Masina - Fellini's wife - is astonishing in the central role and what with the evocative Nino Rota score and Otello Martelli's ravishing photography, it's little wonder that 'La Strada' was the winner of the first official Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Dino de Laurentiis, Carlo Ponti
Writers:
Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano
Aka:
La strada
Studio:
Optimum
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
Countries:
Italy, Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
Awards:

1957 Oscar Best Foreign Film

1954 Venice Film Festival Silver Lion Ex-aequo

BBFC:
Release Date:
06/06/2005
Run Time:
103 minutes
Languages:
Italian
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • The power of a smile: Documentary about Giulietta Masina
  • Audio commentary on selected scenes by Christopher Wiegand
  • Art cards
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/06/2017
Run Time:
108 minutes
Languages:
Italian
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • New Interview with Director Julian Jarrold
  • New Interview with Peter Matthews, Senior Lecturer, Film and Television, London College of Communication
  • The Guardian Interview: Anthony Quinn (recorded at the BFI in 1995)
  • Giulietta Masina 1955 Cannes Interview
  • Audio Commentary by Chris Weigand on Selected Scenes

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