Il Bidone

Friday, July 29 - Thursday, August 4, 2016

High-definition digital projection
“A pair of provincial con-men (Crawford and Basehart) pose as priests to swindle ignorant peasant farmers, but what begins as comedy turns sour, cruel, and finally tragic. Characteristically, Fellini stacks the pack with a final victim of great facial beauty, palsied legs and obscurantist belief, after which it is only a matter of time before bad Brod receives his comeuppance on a stony hillside. Most of Fellini’s preoccupations are present, but in 1955 had not yet blown the obligation to tell a story off-course.” –Time Out (London)
Part of the series Fellini, July 1-September 25
  • Country Italy
  • Year 1955
  • Running Time minutes
  • Director Federico Fellini