Ginger e Fred (Ginger and Fred). 1986. Italy. Directed by Federico Fellini. Screenplay by Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Tonino Guerra. With Giulietta Masina, Marcello Mastroianni. 4K digital restoration. 127 min.
Marcello Mastroianni and Giulietta Masina appear together in a Fellini movie for the first time, and a spectacle is in order. The pair play impersonators of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers brought out of retirement for a television variety show complete with Clark Gable and Rita Hayworth lookalikes and guest appearances by a handsome mafia boss and an inventor of edible underwear. The two old-timers share a tender reunion and lament the loss of the past in this biting satire of television culture.