City of Women (La città delle donne)
City of Women (La città delle donne) (1981)

In this film, a middle-aged journalist follows a woman while on a train. After falling asleep, he awakens in a magical all-female world ruled by Dr. Zuberkock. The good doctor gives him shelter in a feminist fun-park, where his fantasies… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 22, 2005
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It is no longer enough that Fellini deal with the ways women tantalize, dominate, and possess his male heroes. Now he must also deal with the women themselves. For Fellini, this is probably not nearly so much fun.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)


John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Like a wandering Siddhartha seeking enlightenment, Mastriani pursues his ultimate dream through a vision that can only be created by Fellini.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Wonderfully uninhibited.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Interesting, but one of Fellini's weakest films.

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Plotless but undoubtedly Fellini. Federico Fellini's psychedelic exploration of feminine mysteries is another visual tour de force in an elaborate dream framework, with a ponderous tone.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

City of Women reveals Federico Fellini's fascination with the mysteries of the opposite sex.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Stefanie C
Despite using his favorite alter-ego, Marcello, the Maestro's fantastical exploration of old age and feminism did not really work for me with this intial… More
Dimitris Springer
Effeminate and the most feminist of all Fellini's films,none can forget features made by Russ Meyer but this one does require a second re-read.While on one… More
Eric Broome
"City of Women" is an extreme example of a film that rewards patience. It's well worth seeing, but also signals the start of Federico… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]Federico Fellini's "City of Women" starts with a train going into a tunnel.(How's that for phallic symbolism?) On that… More