Jean-Paul Belmondo and Françoise Dorléac in "L'homme de Rio." (1964)
Cinemondo: City of Women

City of Women

A businessman finds himself trapped at a hotel and threatened by women en masse.

Federico Fellini's epic 1980 fantasia introduced the start of the Maestro's delirious late period. A surrealist tour-de-force filmed on soundstages and locations alike, and overflowing with the same sensory (and sensual) invention heretofore found only in the classic movie-musicals (and Fellini's own oeuvre), La città delle donne [City of Women] taps into the era's restless youth culture, coalescing into nothing less than Fellini's post-punk opus.

Marcello Mastroianni appears as Fellini's alter ego in a semi-reprise of his character from "8 1/2," Snàporaz. As though passing into a dream, the charismatic avatar finds himself initiated into a phantasmagoric world where women — or an idea of women — have taken power, and which is structured like an array of psychosexual set-pieces, culminating in a bravura hot-air balloon that decisively sticks the "anti" up into "climax."

Available until
2018-12-27T00:00:00-08:00

Full Episodes

Upcoming Airdates

Chinese Puzzle

A 40-year-old father's life is complicated when the mother of his two children moves to New York. Since he can't bear them growing up far away from him, he decides to move there as well.

A 2013 French comedy-drama film written and directed by Cédric Klapisch. This is the third film in Klapisch’s “Spanish Apartment” series.

  • 2019-02-20T01:00:00-08:00
    Link TV

Le Chef

A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant group's new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy.

Terraferma

A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island.

On My Way

Facing a failed relationship and a struggling restaurant, a woman hits the road for a trip with her grandson.

A Married Woman

A superifical woman has conflict between choosing her abusive husband and her vain lover.