Donnerstag, 31. März 2011

Amarcord (1973) - TSPDT #83

An Italian village and its eccentric inhabitants is followed through the course of one year, some time before the second world war.

I remember seeing this when I was a teenager, and although it left some kind of lasting impression I am sure I didn't like it too much back then. It had a pompous, artificial feeling and the over-the-top caricatures of the teachers were just a little bit too real for me then - I was in high school and some of those people could have easily been my own teachers.

Like "Another year" this film is too segmented into chapters, but the transformation between the episodes is not too abrupt. The big difference that in this film the cyclic nature of life is the central point of the story.

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