Afterthoughts: Fellini’s orgiastic odyssey through Ancient Rome is a sheer, debauched delight.
Gliding seamlessly from one erotic and extravagant episode to the next, Fellini takes us on a richly symbolic journey of sex and violence that beams with colourful sights and sounds, critiquing the consumerist hedonism of capitalist modernity, whilst offering an eccentric look at one of history's most interesting civilisations.
Similarly to the films of Alejandro Jodorowsky, it is a great joy to see Fellini granted all the necessary resources to realise his audacious and ambitious surrealist masterpiece on the large scale it clearly required.
The average ratings for this film are criminally low! Worthy of higher and wider praise for certain.