*La cité des femmes (City of Women).* 1980. France/Italy. Directed by Federico Fellini. Courtesy of Collection Musée Gaumont

La cité des femmes (City of Women). 1980. Italy/France. Directed by Federico Fellini. Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Bernardino Zapponi, Brunello Rondi. With Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Prucnal, Bernice Stegers. In Italian; English subtitles. 139 min.

In Fellini’s nightmarish fable of male inadequacy and female rapaciousness, Mastroianni plays a doctor trapped in a hotel during a feminist conference. Responding to the inevitable attacks, the filmmaker would observe, “It’s the viewpoint of a man who has always looked at woman as a total mystery.… Through the ages, from the beginning of time, I’m certain man has covered woman’s face with masks. They are, however, his masks, not hers.”

  1. Saturday, August 13, 2016,
    4:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
  2. Friday, August 12, 2016,
    7:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
This film accompanies Gaumont: Cinéma pour tout le monde.