Four Foreign Film Masterpieces

Joseph Luzzi – Bard College

Of the thousands of foreign films that have been made, which four should every movie buff see? Professor Joseph Luzzi has selected: La Dolce Vita (Director: Fellini, Italy), Fanny and Alexander (Director: Bergman, Sweden), Jules and Jim (Director: Truffaut, France) and Ran (Director: Kurosawa, Japan). What makes these works so enjoyable and meaningful? What qualities mark them as masterpieces? This portion of the presentation will explore with audiences the remarkable world of foreign cinema.