film screening and discussion

La Strada

Od–jazd Film Club meeting

  • La Strada
    • directed by Federico Fellini, Italy 1954, 115'
  • Cinema as a magical tale of extraordinary – or perhaps ordinary – people. The wandering strongman-artist Zampano buys a girl from a poor family to join him in the circus performances. Rough and brutal, Zampano treats fragile Gelsomina like a slave: he mistreats and tames her, giving her orders. At first the girl plans to escape, but with time a strange bond begins to grow between the two…
    • Awarded the Silver Lion in Venice and the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film (given for the first time in this category), La Strada is one of the most beautiful and moving films of the master of Italian cinema, Federico Fellini. Set between realism and poetry, the story about poor circus performers traveling not only through the Italian province, but also through the hardships of life. Unforgettable Giulietta Masina and Anthony Quinn as Gelsomina and Zampano are touching in their awkwardness and inadaptability to the world around them, and at the same time fascinating with their strength and determination in the search for intimacy amidst the merciless fate. After all, only love can awaken us from the inertia of loneliness and existential numbness.
  • Is La Strada the fulfilment or rather a defiance of the tenets of Italian neorealism? How does Fellini use the language of symbols? Are his protagonists fascinating because they are so uncommon, or rather ordinary, embodying the everyday hardships of each of us?
    • We will try to answer these and many other questions together with our club's expert, prof. Joanna Wojnicka. We invite you to the screening and discussion, during which you will be able to ask questions and share your ideas on how to interpret the film. What do you think La Strada is about? We want to hear your opinion!
  • Language
    • Film in Italian
    • Lecture and debate in Polish
  • Screening as part of Film Club {OD–JAZD}.
  • Tickets 5 zł