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Empire Guide To CannesIn Association With Stella Artois
Great Cannes Openers
8 of the finest films to open the Cannes Film Festival
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Great Cannes Openers
Amarcord (1974)

Like Woody Allen's Radio Days or the Coens' A Serious Man, Amarcord ('I Remember') plays from the pages of a filmmaker's childhood diary. In this case, the diary belonged to Federico Fellini and the Cannes opening night throng were some of the first to share in it. Perhaps not seen in the same class as La Dolce Vita or 8 1/2, this nostalgia-soaked memoir of Fellini's salad days in the Adriatic town of Rimini deserves another viewing. Flighty, fun and bittersweet, it went down a storm in Cannes. Entered out of competition at Cannes, it went on to win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film the following year.





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