I think he's modern. More than modern, in fact. Marcello Mastroianni
The Italian cinema has lost one of its most original artists, one of its most personal authors (...) No one was more demanding nor more allegorical than he in showing the state of crisis of contemporary man. Gilles Jacob, Artistic Director of the Cannes Film Festival, upon Ferreri's death.
Too eclectic culturally to be given an ideological label, too whimsical in his poetic style to be defined once and for all, Ferreri is among the most solitary and elusive personalities of the entire Italian cinema since Neorealism. But he is also one of the greatest. Lino Miccichè, Italian film academic