Juliet of the Spirits (Giulietta degli Spiriti) (1965)



Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Juliet of the Spirits (Giulietta degli Spiriti) Videos

Juliet of the Spirits (Giulietta degli Spiriti) Photos

Movie Info

Believing her husband to be unfaithful, Giulietta is advised by a mystic to "trust in the spirits." Before long, she is conjuring up the ghosts of past friends, who advise her to cut her matrimonial strings. But Giulietta is too reliant on her husband's approval to succumb to hedonism.
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
Criterion Collection

Watch it now


Giulietta Masina
as Giulietta Boldrini
Mario Pisu
as Giorgio
Sandra Milo
as Suzy/Iris/Fanny
Valentina Cortese
as Valentina
Valeska Gert
as Bhisma
Caterina Boratto
as Juliet's Mother
Milena Vukotic
as Juliet's Maid
José Luis de Villalonga
as Giorgio's friend
Seyna Seyn
as Masseuse
Edoardo Torricella
as Russian Teacher
Fred Williams
as Arabian Prince
Felice Fulchignoni
as Don Raffaele
Mario Conocchia
as Family Lawyer
George Ardisson
as Dolores' Model
Nadir Moretti
as Dolores' Model
Alba Cancellieri
as Juliet as a Child
Sabrina Gigli
as Granddaughter
Rosella di Sepio
as Granddaughter
Lou Gilbert
as Grandfather
Elisabetta Gray
as Juliet's Maid
Irina Alexeieva
as Susy's Grandmother
Alessandra Mannoukine
as Susy's Mother
Gilberto Galvan
as Susy's Chauffeur
Yvonne Casadei
as Susy's Maid
Hildegarde Golez
as Susy's Maid
Dina DeSantis
as Susy's Maid
Dany París
as Desperate Friend
Raffaele Guida
as Oriental Lover
Alberto Plebani
as Lynx-Eyes
Federico Valli
as Lynx-Eyes' Agent
Remo Risaliti
as Lynx-Eyes' Agent
Grillo Rufino
as Lynx-Eyes' Agent
Asoka Rubener
as Bhisma's Helper
Sujata Rubener
as Bhisma's Helper
Walter Harrison
as Bhisma's Helper
Anne Francine
as Psychoanalyst
Frederick Ledebur
as Headmaster
Massimo Sarchielli
as Valentina's Lover
Bob Edwards
as Dolores' Model
José Luis de Vilallonga
as Giorgio's Friend
Cesarino Miceli Picardi
as Giorgio's Friend
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for Juliet of the Spirits (Giulietta degli Spiriti)

Critic Reviews for Juliet of the Spirits (Giulietta degli Spiriti)

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (6)

A dazzling technical achievement, from the color to the tracking shots that delight in running down every detail of Juliet's companions.

January 31, 2002
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

It never less than dazzling to look at.

Full Review… | August 16, 2001
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

A mad, resplendent peacock of a film, a cinematographic riot of color and sensuality that evokes its era -- the swinging mid-'60s -- as much as any movie made during those giddy years.

Full Review… | August 2, 2001
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

At once an eye-popping display of bravura and a work of compassionate insight.

Full Review… | July 25, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Fellini went deliriously and brilliantly bananas with the color to create a rollicking through-the- looking-glass series of tableaus evoking a woman's troubled psyche.

May 23, 2001
New York Times
Top Critic

Juliet is never less than eye-catching, but is rarely more.

May 16, 2001
Village Voice
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Juliet of the Spirits (Giulietta degli Spiriti)


Fellini's first film in color is this brilliant LSD-infused satire that enchants us with its gorgeous art direction and colorful costumes, while using a magnificent symbolism to depict the psyche of a passive woman who needs to break free from the bonfire of her married-life martyrdom.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

"My wife thinks I'm cheating (and I am, I'm a great artist, I belong to everyone, how can anyone expect me to stay with only one, even my wife?) so I'll make a film, a great film ... it's about a wife who thinks her husband is cheating. Who do I get to play the wife? My wife, of course. It's so twisted, so vain, they'll call it genius." It may not be true, but its what I thought watching this empty exercise in visual overstimulation: this is the lie a cheating husband tells his loyal spouse.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


Giulietta Masina is a delight to watch.

Robert C
Robert C

Super Reviewer

Juliet of the Spirits (Giulietta degli Spiriti) Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Juliet of the Spirits (Giulietta degli Spiriti) on our Movie forum!

News & Features