In Search of Fellini Reviews
It is the story of an American girl falling in love with Fellini films and going to Italy to find him, grow up, fall in love and a dozen other clichés, all told with a magic that is absolutely riveting.
It really makes no sense, but sense is not what it tries to do, it tries to make magic, and magic it makes.
For me, Fellini is a religious experience. I fell into the story of quantum-connected souls finding clues to the meaning of life from opposite sides of the planet. The imagery of
Fellini's work blends with the surreal life experiences playing out for Lucy
and Claire... and inspires thought on a higher plane.
My favorite moment... Lucy stands outside the Fellini film festival theatre
entrance... the filmmaker sets up a wonderful contrast with her warm, smiling face in
the foreground against the cold, cruel world behind. A friendly Fellini fan
offers a beckoning glance, and Lucy goes for it. As we walked with Lucy
into the theatre, I could almost hear a church pipe organ playing in the
background. Warmth... acceptance... commonality.
What a wonderful movie.
Nancy Cartwright co-wrote the film and generously took time to speak to me one on one after the screening. The only way films like this will be seen is through word of mouth and I promised Nancy I would tell everyone I could about it.
If you love cinema and want to see a wonderfully made independent film, please go see it. This is the first feature film by director Taron Lexton and cinematographer Kevin Garrison, who I believe Nancy said is only 21 years old. Both are names to look out for.
Ksenia Solo's performance as Lucy is amazing! Her naïve character has you rooting for her the entire film. The cinematographer and director did some amazing work to make this a top-notch film! As up and coming filmmakers, I cannot wait to see what Kevin Garrison and Taron Lexton work on next!