Juliet of the Spirits

Juliet of the Spirits ★★★★½

A sumptuous, moody film from Fellini. It's really wonderful seeing the thing with a female protagonist, and Fellini's real-life wife, Giulietta Masina, is utterly heartbreaking with her big sad eyes and unassuming loveliness. She anchors the film into reality while everything around her veers in and out of subjective memory. Stunning production values, of course, and a terrifically layered script, even if it's not quite as emotionally enthralling as Fellini's best films.