Los Angeles Times - 06/29/2001
"...JULIET OF THE SPIRITS remains a timeless, major work of a master....At once an eye-popping display of bravura and a work of compassionate insight..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 08/05/2001
"...JULIET OF THE SPIRITS, Fellini's first film in color, is the work of a director who has cut loose from the realism of his early work and is toying with the images, situations and obsessions that delight him..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Writer/director Federico Fellini tells the tale of a woman (Giulietta Masina) dealing with her husband's possible infidelity. The result is a surreal and wild investigation into the psychology of a modern woman. Powered by Nino Rota's haunting score, Juliet of the Spirits was the winner of five Best Foreign Film of the Year awards and received Academy Award nominations for Best Art Direction and Costume Design in 1966. Italian with English Subtitles
A delightful, visually inventive fantasy, Federico Fellini's JULIET OF THE SPIRITS is about a bored Italian housewife (Giulietta Masina, Fellini's real-life wife) who finds relief from the mundane--and her philandering husband (Mario Pisu)--through sensual escapades in the spirit realm. This fantastic world just happens to be in Juliet's subconscious and is populated with people both from her past and her imagination. As Juliet spends more time in touch with her desires, she slowly gains more independence.
Fellini's first color film is, unsurprisingly, a stunning spectacle that makes the most of its incredible premise. Awash in both bold colors and eroticism, JULIET OF THE SPIRITS favors the visual over the narrative and dreams over reality.