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Seeing and believing: the best spiritual films of Europe’s golden age

16 February 2019

9:00 AM

16 February 2019

9:00 AM

The Italian film director Federico Fellini was not known for his piety (far from it), yet towards the end of his life in around 1990 he determined to film Dante’s Inferno for national television. The brimstone poem appealed to Fellini for its comico-grotesque scenes of mass writhing human nudity amid firecracker detonations.

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