Cinema: Garage Sale

CITY OF WOMEN

Directed by Federico Fellini

Screenplay by Federico Fellini and Bernardino Zapponi

Eighteen years ago, in 8½ Federico Fellini confessed that he was a director who had nothing to say, and despite the arresting imagery with which he made his mea culpa, one was more than willing to concede the point. In the next seven films he demonstrated it with ever more empty extravagance. Now, confronting this gaudily misanthropic survey of how feminism has tipped the balance of power in the war between the sexes, one finds that one has moved beyond outrage...

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