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  • 1963
  • Federico Fellini
  • 132 mins
  • 15

Summary

Federico Fellini's Oscar-winning drama starring Marcello Mastroianni. A film director goes to a spa hotel to recuperate following his latest success, but he becomes confused when his peace is constantly disrupted by his producer and other colleagues who want to know how his next project, a sci-fi movie, is progressing.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

Having made six features and three short films, director Federico Fellini reckoned that this mesmerising insight into the creative process took his tally of movies to eight-and-a-half. The winner of the best foreign language film Oscar, this is a complex and painfully honest study of a man in a personal and professional crisis. After La Dolce Vita, Fellini was faced with the problem of repeating his success and this soul-searching film, with its mix of daydreams, memories, nightmares and frustrating confrontations, is a fantasy chronicle of his attempts to sustain his reputation as a cinematic genius. As the tormented film-maker, the exceptional Marcello Mastroianni is superbly supported by Anouk Aimée and Claudia Cardinale.

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Credits

Cast

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Guido AnselmiMarcello Mastroianni
ClaudiaClaudia Cardinale
Luisa AnselmiAnouk Aimée
CarlaSandra Milo
RossellaRossella Falk
Gloria MorinBarbara Steele
MezzabottaMario Pisu
ProducerGuido Alberti
French actressMadeleine Lebeau
WriterJean Rougeul

Crew

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DirectorFederico Fellini

Details

Theatrical distributor
British Film Institute Ltd
Released on
2015-05-01
Guidance
Contains violence and nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Black and white
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