Fellini's 8 1/2

Fellini's 8 1/2

The second film in our Seven Wonders of World Cinema series, Fellini's 8 1/2 won the Best Foreign Language Film award at the 1963 Oscars.

Taking its title from the number of films Fellini had completed up to this point (including some short segments for anthology films), 8 1/2 features Italian director Guido Anselmi being besieged by sycophants and collaborators as he struggles to get started on an unwieldy science-fiction epic.

Frequently digressing into surreal and erotic dream sequences, Fellini’s self-reflexive movie about movie-making climaxes with an exuberant parade in which Guido directs the colourful cast of characters who have played supporting roles in his life.

Director(s): Federico Fellini
Length: 138 min
Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale