Skip to main content

Goodbye Federico

Canada, 1989 (MIFF 1990, Fiction)

Director: Patricia V. Tassinari

This funny, fantastical personal fable traces a woman's relationship with Italian film director Federico Fellini and her desire to change her life. The film tells the real and imagined tale of Eileen, who has been writing letters to Fellini, a figure who has become her friend, mentor and means of escape. Various rejections and a sense of isolation lead her to gradually lose grip on reality and retreat into her own world. She has one last hope; to join Federico in Cinecitta. The process of cinephilia turning into cinedementia is exuberantly portrayed throughout this bittersweet farce which is studded with filmic references.
- (PKe)

See also...

Interviews with My Next Girlfriend

Nine candidates. One position. In a desperate bid to take the guesswork out of finding a girlfriend, an intrepid interviewer decides to make a job of it. Audience Favourite at Palm Springs. ... More »

Out in That Deep Blue Sea

Too much work, not enough sleep, a kid that hates you and a wife that's on your back - the malcontented life of a middle-age real estate agent. ... More »

A Small Dick, Fleshy Ass Thang

A black man and a white woman lie naked in bed and taunt each other about 'small' versus 'big' and 'fleshy' versus 'tight'. A Small Dick Fleshy Ass Thang subverts, inverts and ridicules racial ... More »

A Fist, A Nail, And Two Windows

Sonny, the only son in a perverse family, is ready to move on, but a series of uncontrol­lable circumstances leads him straight back to his mother's arms. Progressing at a hypnotic pace, fantasy ... More »

Cold Feet

A professional thief and his lover revisit their past and find disturbing omens for the future. With a title like Cold Feet you'd expect a 'cool' film and that's exactly what you get. Not the ... More »

Herd Leader

Clara's insensitive family can't understand why she's still single, but decide she's therefore the best person to take care of her aunt's pug after her aunt unexpectedly dies. This droll comedy was ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director