City of Women (La cittÓ delle donne)
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In this dream-sequence film, renowned Italian director Federico Fellini expounds at length on the nature, complexities, attitudes, and hang-ups of women and how this all relates to men "hunting" sexual conquests. Snaporaz (Marcello Mastroianni) is traveling in a compartment on a train when he lapses into sleep and dreams the ensuing story. He follows a woman off the train and through a field and then loses her. Soon, as a representative of the male sex in general he finds himself in a hotel, among myriad women attending a feminist conference. Surreal episodes take him through a villa… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

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"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."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Tedious."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"Like a wandering Siddhartha seeking enlightenment, Mastriani pursues his ultimate dream through a vision that can only be created by Fellini."
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Wonderfully uninhibited."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Interesting, but one of Fellini's weakest films."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"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."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"City of Women reveals Federico Fellini's fascination with the mysteries of the opposite sex."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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