The White Sheik

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  • Greek Title Ο λευκός σεΐχης
  • English Title The White Sheik
  • Original Title Lo sceicco bianco
  • Year: 1952
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country: Italy
  • Duration: 86'
  • Director: Federico Fellini
  • Scriptwriter: Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli with Ennio Flaiano based on an original concept by Michelangelo Antonioni
  • Cinematography: Arturo Gallea
  • Editing: Rolando Benedetti
  • Music / Score: Nino Rota
  • Sound: Armando Grilli, Walfrido Traversari
  • Cast: Alberto Sordi, Brunella Bovo, Leopoldo Trieste, Giulietta Masina, Lilia Landi, Ernesto Almirante, Enzo Maggio, Ettore M. Margadonna, Fanny Marchio, Gina Mascetti
  • Production: Luigi Rovere, P.D.C. - O.F.I.
  • Color: Black & White
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: Italian
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
  • Format: DCP
  • Subtitles: Greek, English
  • Restoration: 4K restoration by Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, in collaboration with RTI-Mediaset and Infinity, as part of Fellini 100. Restored from the original camera negative. Soundtrack negative provided by Studio Cine. Restoration carried out at L'immagine Ritrovata laboratory, Bologna.
  • Print Source: Luce Cinecittà - CSC
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Αφιέρωμα Φεντερίκο Φελίνι

A newlywed, petit bourgeois bureaucrat brings his wife to Rome, in order to attend a papal hearing. However, she disappears. Chasing after her favourite romance photo-novel star, she becomes involved in the shooting of an episode, in an islet outside Rome… And whilst her husband desperately tries to cover up her embarrassing absence, she discovers that the charmers of showbiz are quite superficial after-all. In a story by Antonioni, this comic “morality play” was Fellini’s first failure—unjustly so—seeing, that his knowledge of romance photo-novels; his tender satyrical gaze on provincialism and the corruption of the protagonists’ innocence—made him the ideal director of this film. Only Orson Welles, considered it to be his best. Over the top? Maybe… but the only thing, that we can say with certainty, is that this films honesty, inspiration and humanity are lightyears ahead of today’s films.



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