Orchestra Rehearsal (Prova d'orchestra)
Orchestra Rehearsal (Prova d'orchestra) (1979)

This Federico Fellini film was originally made for Italian TV. Using a symphony orchestra as a metaphor for Mankind, Fellini explores the various joys, sorrows, frustrations and triumphs of the musicians. The orchestra leader turns out to… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1979
DVD Release Date: January 14, 1998
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Keith Phipps
AV Club

A relatively minor film by Fellini standards, it's still smart, compelling viewing, and its conclusion -- an ambiguous tribute to the unifying power of the arts -- is as provocative as most of the director's films.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

...a true Fellini film with humorous and thoughtful phrasing by an excellent ensemble cast of unknowns

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Fellini's films often seem lazy, but this one looks plain tired.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Orchesta Rehearsal is a witty reflection on the human condition--especially our penchant for stressing individual liberty over social good.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
It is deliciously odd that Fellini would have a documentary crew in this unpretentious story handling an omnipresent camera that seems to be everywhere even in… More
Dimitris Springer
Brilliant conflicts.I wouldn't have thought Fellini could actually rampage a bunch of world-class,assuming they are,musicians,engage them in sociological… More
Eric Broome
Only 70 minutes long, "Orchestral Rehearsal" holds a unique spot in Federico Fellini's catalog. More reminiscent of Luis Buñuel than… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic][color=green]"Orchestra Rehearsal" is an Italian mock-documentary about an orchestra rehearsing in an old church. The film shows… More