Fellini: I'm a Born Liar
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item number: QS3C
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 2, 2003
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Alchemy / Millennium
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Dolby Digital - English
- Dolby Digital - Italian
- Additional Release Material:
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Selection
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Featured:||Donald Sutherland, Terence Stamp, Roberto Benigni & Italo Calvino|
|Directed by||Damian Pettigrew|
|Screenwriting by||Damian Pettigrew & Olivier Gal|
|Director of Photography:||Paco Wiser|
...There's a lot to like about BORN LIAR, starting with that comprehensive interview, which reveals Fellini to be an intoxicating conversationalist, articulate, expansive and capable of giving radically different takes on the same subject...
Los Angeles Times
Rating: B -- Invaluable for Fellini fans. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Rating: 2.5/4 -- A disappointment, not to mention a squandered opportunity.
...It seeks to shed light on Fellini's deeply personal creative process, a rather cryptic subject that at times makes the film seem downright...well, Fellini-esque....The legendary director's enthusiastic participation makes it a must-see for buffs...
Rating: 3/4 -- A strange beast, but one lifelong Fellini fans will find irresistible. Full Review
Rating: 2.5/4 -- The filmmaker acknowledges the contradictions inherent in [Fellini's] surreal style.
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Rating: 3/4 -- Only those who are familiar with or curious about Fellini's work will find it a rewarding experience.
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini created one of cinema's most distinct, influential, and lasting bodies of work over the course of his legendary career. Fellini's films explored the director's innermost fears, dreams, and desires with uncompromising originality, and forever changed cinema in the process. In this documentary from Damian Pettigrew, audiences get to hear from the director himself, who was interviewed just months before his passing in October 1993. Fellini isn't a theorist, and that's what makes his discourses so entertaining. He proves that his films were true expressions of the subconscious, without the over-intellectualizing that plagued the work of so many of his peers. In addition to clips from 8 1/2 and LA DOLCE VITA, Pettigrew presents behind-the-scenes footage of Fellini directing SATYRICON and AMARCORD. This footage provides greater insight into the director's almost comically two-dimensional view of actors, who he treated more like puppets than actual human beings. Corroborating this are several actors who worked with Fellini on different projects, including Donald Sutherland, Terence Stamp, and Roberto Benigni. A must-see for film aficionados, I'M A BORN LIAR only adds to the director's already boundless mystique and charm.
Documentary | New Wave (Film) | Theatrical Release | Italy | Film About Film | Film History | Directors | Film Directors
- Theatrical Release Date: April 2, 2003 (NY)
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