Fellini's Casanova

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Film of the Alternative cinema: Authors' Collections series

Original title: Il Casanova di Federico Fellini

Italy / USA — 1976

Runtime: 156 min

Director: Federico Fellini

Cast: Donald Sutherland, Tina Aumont, Cicely Browne, Carmen Scarpitta, Clara Algranti, Daniela Gatti, Margareth Clémenti, Mario Cencelli, Olimpia Carlisi, Silvana Fusacchia, Leda Lojodice

What the world wanted from Fellini's epic account of the famous 18th-century lover (Donald Sutherland) was hardly the dark, disturbingly jaundiced, alienated view of eroticism offered here (1976). But as one of the late flowerings of the director's claustrophobic studio style at its most deliberately artificial, this is a memorable work, helped along by Nino Rota's music and Danilo Donati's Oscar-winning costumes. With Tina Aumont, Cicely Browne, John Karlsen, Carmen Scarpitta, and Clara Algranti.