Cinema Simply Different

Usually the goal of a movie is to tell a story. To watch Roma means to break this simple rule. It means, to see the eternal city through Federico Fellinis eyes.

The movie came at a special point in the maestro’s career. After universal masterpieces such as La strada, La Dolce Vita and 8½ he has become one of the most famous directors in the world. He is finally free to do what he really wants: To have fun with the movie.

The movie has no linear plot. The audience receives just a series of episodes of daily roman occurences, which have been reeinterpreted through the perspective of the director. The sole task of the audience is to accept Fellini’s (Sur-)reality and experience it. His Rome is living in a dream, a circus, for which he is the presenter. Nothing makes sense, but that does not matter. The most important part is, to enjoy life and all its little absurd stories.

Dario Denali Furlani

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