Thursday, May 14, 2015

Juliet of the Spirits

A woman totally dependent on her disloyal husband comes to terms with her situation and begins to gain independence as dreams, memory, and reality all begin to merge. Federico Fellini’s first feature length foray into color, and segue into the fantastical, carnivalesque films of his later career is a bizarre, trippy, and mostly plotless journey into the subconscious told with brilliant direction and radiant color and imagery. Fellini’s wife, Giuleietta Masina, shines in the lead role.
*** 1/2 out of ****