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La Strada - The Criterion Collection

La Strada - The Criterion Collection
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Genres: Drama, Classic
Starring: Giuletta Masina, Anthony Quinn
Director: Federico Fellini
Plot Sypnosis:

With this breakthrough film, Federico Fellini launched both himself and his wife and collaborator Giulietta Masina to international stardom, breaking with the neorealism of his early career in favor of a personal, poetic vision of life as a bittersweet carnival. The infinitely expressive Masina registers both childlike wonder and heartbreaking despair as Gelsomina, loyal companion to the traveling strongman Zampanò (Anthony Quinn, in a toweringly physical performance), whose callousness and brutality gradually wear down her gentle spirit. Winner of the very first Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film, La strada possesses the purity and timeless resonance of a fable and remains one of cinema’s most exquisitely moving visions of humanity struggling to survive in the face of life’s cruelties.

  • 4K digital restoration, undertaken in collaboration with The Film Foundation and the Cineteca di Bologna, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Alternate English-dubbed soundtrack, featuring the voices of Anthony Quinn and Richard Basehart
  • Audio commentary from 2003 by Peter Bondanella, author of The Cinema of Federico Fellini
  • Introduction from 2003 by filmmaker Martin Scorsese
  • Giulietta Masina: The Power of a Smile, a documentary from 2004
  • Federico Fellini’s Autobiography, a documentary originally broadcast on Italian television in 2000
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Christina Newland

    New cover based on an original poster by Ebeling Hegewald
Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1954
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 108
Specs: Blu-ray
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p AVC/MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s): 1.37:1
Audio Formats: Italian: LPCM Mono
Subtitles/Captions: English