8 1/2

Federico Fellini (1963)

Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Rossella Falk, Sandra MiloRated15

(OTTO E MEZZO)

ITALY

Winner at the Academy Awards 1968 for Best Foreign Film and Best Costume, Black-and-White.

In Fellini’s Oscar-winning semi-autobiographical drama a famous director’s fantasy life begins to overlap with reality.  During a visit to a resort hotel to help him recover from nervous exhaustion Guido apparently wants to make another hit but has no actual story to tell.  Both his wife and mistress are in the spa town at the same time, along with producer, writer, and actors all making demands. He finds not a moment’s peace.  A brilliant classic about the trials and tribulations of film making.

98% – Rotten Tomatoes

8.1 – IMDB

“8 1/2 is probably the most potent movie about film-making, within which fantasy and reality are mixed without obfuscation, and there’s a tough argument that belies Fellini’s usual felicitous flaccidity.”…Read the full article HERE.

“Inventive, thought-provoking, and funny, 8 1/2 represents the arguable peak of Federico Fellini’s many towering feats of cinema.”