The Clowns (DVD)
Directed by Federico Fellini
Also Available On:Blu-ray
The Clowns (DVD)
Fellini's fascination with the circus and the surreal come to a head in one of his final masterpieces, The Clowns. The film reflects Fellini's childhood obsession with clowns and begins with a young boy watching a circus set up from his bedroom window.
Though comical and referred to as a "docu-comedy", this film explores deeper human conditions that resonate through the various clowns who vary from a local sex-crazed hobo, a midget nun, to a mutilated Mussolini disciple. The film diverges from its narrative and dreamy state to a more documentary like approach as Fellini searches out these jesters of his youth in Paris to see what has become of them ending with a funeral for one of the clowns. The carnival sounding score composed by Nino Rota and a cameo appearance by Anita Ekberg, the star of his 1960's masterpiece, La Dolce Vita, enhances the Fellini-esque experience.
DVD Extras Include:
• New digitally restored version, new and improved English subtitle translation
• Agenzia Matrimoniale, a short movie about Federico Fellini. 1953, Italy, 16 min., 33mm, B&W, Italian language w/ English subtitles
• Fellini's Circus, a visual film essay by Adriano Apra, Fellini Expert and film historian. Apra examines the director's lifetime fascination with the circus while also comparing its stylistic features to other Fellini films. Italian language w/ English subtitles
• 50-page booklet on Fellini's own reflections and notes concerning the genesis and production of the film. Also included are exclusive original drawings by the director himself.
"Highly Recommended. Well, you're not likely to find a more passionate movie about clowns, and honestly, who better to cover this particular field than Federico Fellini. I Clowns is the Italian director's 1970 prankster pseudo-documentary about the art of clowning. Mixing memory, performance, and fact-finding, the filmmaker works his way through Europe talking to famous figures from circuses past and questioning the nature of modern laughter. It's fun, intriguing filmmaking, and new studio Raro Video comes out of the gate swinging with a fantastic package." - "This was shot for Italian TV by Fellini and it was done with so much love that it defies the box it was made for with today. Truly a wonderful film." - Ain't It Cool
"This was shot for Italian TV by Fellini and it was done with so much love that it defies the box it was made for with today. Truly a wonderful film." - Ain't It Cool
Special David di Donatello Awards
Official Selection Venice International Film Festival
Interested in bringing The Clowns to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.
The Clowns may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.
RT @TheAdvocateMag: The fight for #LGBT visibility continues. #TomOfFinland #Tribeca2017 https://t.co/odeJ0vTs5k
"The stories that came up were joyous and lively and funny." @OBITthefilm dir. Vanessa Gould spoke with @BKMagFilm https://t.co/oFEs69IUUN
.@thedailybeast on Vanessa Gould's "captivating" documentary @OBITthefilm about @NYTObits writers, opens Wednesday! https://t.co/00hWNuCKbW
RT @BKMagFilm: .@Abbey_Bender's Costume Party celebrates the very fashionable sexual politics of 70s Lina Wertmüller: https://t.co/iIRNnTh1…
RT @Tribeca: Join the AVD team & President and CEO of @KinoLorber as they discuss taking film distribution into your own hands. https://t.c…
RT @FilmComment: "The comedy is only the other side of the drama." Bruno Dumont on SLACK BAY, now playing at @FilmLinc & @QuadCinema: https…
Tune in to @LeonardLopate on @WNYC at 12:40pm to hear from @OBITthefilm dir. Vanessa Gould + obit writer Bruce Weber https://t.co/kOFFKzlbuc
"A big breakthrough was when the country released an official #TomofFinland stamp. So you can like a man's ass and… https://t.co/tw37kTs2qj
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling 212-629-6880.