Special Presentations | 86 min | 1952


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About the Film

Fellini's first film as a solo director, The White Sheik (1952), is set in Italy, where Wanda and Ivan Cavalli are small-town newlyweds who choose the magical city of Rome to spend their honeymoon. While the responsible Ivan wants to perform his family and church duties, Wanda is only interested in getting to meet her favorite photo-strip star known as "The White Sheik." As she impetuously sneaks away to find The Sheik, disconsolate Ivan tries to keep up appearances with the rest of their family members.

Film Info

Section Special Presentations
Year 1952
Length 86 min
Language Italian, with English Subtitles
Country Italy

Film Credits

Director Federico Fellini
Screenplay Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Michelangelo Antonioni
Cinematography Arturo Gallea
Music Nino Rota
Editing Rolando Benedetti
Producer Luigi Rovere
Production Company P.D.C., O.F.I
Sound Design
Sound Armando Grilli
Cast Alberto Sordi, Giulietta Masina, Brunella Bovo

Film Contacts

Directed by: Federico Fellini