Fellini's most acclaimed work, 8 1/2 won two Oscars® including Best Foreign Film. Fellini is unanimously voted by film critics - and notably, by filmmakers - as one of the greatest directors of all time. And Fellini's 8 ½ is revered as the most important European film ever made and film buffs ultimate film of all time!
MARCELLO MASTROIANNI is Fellini's alter ego, Guido, a successful filmmaker who, embarking on his next film, discovers he has a complete director s block : he has no story to tell! Harassed by his producers, his mistress (SANDRA MILO) and his wife (ANOUK AIMEE) while struggling to find the inspiration for his film, he increasingly retreats in dreamy recollections of his life and lovers, until fantasy - personified by the heavenly beautiful CLAUDIA CARDINALE - his memories and reality merge in the director's mind and on screen - in an astonishing, masterful spectacle which culminates in an electrifying triumph of optimism. As Guido, Fellini's alter-ego says at the end of 8 ½: Life is a party, let's live it together .
New unique intimate interview with Sandra Milo the film's co-lead and off-screen real life companion of Fellini. Filmed especially for this CultFilms release
Interview with Lina Wertmuller, Fellini's Assistant Director on 8 ½. Filmed especially for CultFilms.
Lost Sequence documentary on the making of 8 ½ with interviews with cast crew and Fellini himself: the focus is on one of film-lore s great mystery! Where a massive sequence was shot with all the cast, but not included in the film, and it was never seen again.
Tribute to Fellini's speech on receiving his Academy Award Oscar