Federico Fellini's 8 1/2

Federico Fellini's 8 1/2

Selected by the Film Editors Branch. Free for Museum Members.

Still from Federico Fellini's film 8 ½ (1963)

Selected by the Film Editors Branch.

Federico Fellini’s fantastical epic about the personal and creative struggles of a successful film director is one of his most iconic movies, inspiring generations of filmmakers as well as a hit Broadway musical. Marcello Mastroianni plays the auteur Guido Anselmi, who reflects on the women in his life as he struggles to complete his latest film. 8 ½ won Oscars for Foreign Language Film and Piero Gherardi’s black-and-white costume design, and was also nominated for Art Direction (Black-and-White), Directing, and Original Screenplay. Leo Catozzo’s editing elegantly bridges the film’s transitions between past and present, reality and fantasy, life and cinema.

DIRECTED BY: Federico Fellini. WRITTEN BY: Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Brunello Rondi. WITH: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo. 1963. 138 min. Italy/France. B&W. Italian. DCP.

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