Special Presentations | 138 min | 1963

Eight and A Half

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About the Film

The plot of Fellini’s iconic masterpiece 8½ revolves around an Italian film director, Guido Anselmi, who is suffering from “director’s block”. He is supposed to be directing an ill-defined science fiction film but has lost interest amid artistic and marital difficulties. As Guido struggles half-heartedly to work on the film, a series of flashbacks and dreams merge with his memories and fantasies that are often interwoven with reality.


25 Sep, 15:15, Sea Cinema 1

Film Info

Section Special Presentations
Year 1963
Length 138 min
Language Italian, French, English, German
Country Italy, France

Film Credits

Director Federico Fellini
Screenplay Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Brunello Rondi
Cinematography Gianni Di Venanzo
Music Nino Rota
Editing Leo Catozzo
Producer Angelo Rizzoli
Production Company Cineriz , Francinex
Sound Design
Sound Alberto Bartolomei, Mario Faraoni
Cast Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo, Rossella Falk

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Directed by: Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini (1920 – 1993) brought a new level of autobiographical intensity to his craft; more than any other filmmaker of his era, he transformed the realities of his life into the surrealism of his art. Though originally a product of the neorealist school; the eccentricity of Fellini’s characterizations and his absurdist sense of comedy set him squarely apart from his contemporaries like Vittorio De Sica or Roberto Rossellini. At the peak of his career his work adopted a distinctively poetic, flamboyant and influential style so unique that only the term ‘Felliniesque’ could accurately describe it. The many awards he won during his illustrious career, which spanned five decades, include four Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film category.