Otto E Mezzo
Italy | 1963 | Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini’s semi-autobiographical fantasy is one of the landmarks of world cinema. (It was voted the tenth best movie of all time in the 2012 Sight and Sound magazine poll.) Marcello Mastroianni plays a hugely successful Italian film director who finds himself at a creative impasse just as he is about to embark on his most elaborate project yet, which everyone expects to top all of his others. As fans, media vultures, and industry sycophants swarm around him like flies, the beleaguered filmmaker escapes into private fantasies and nostalgic reveries. Fellini regarded this film as movie number 8½ in his own career, having previously directed six features, two short segments, and one collaboration with another filmmaker.
135 min. 35mm. Subtitles. 50th Anniversary!
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