8 1/2 (15)

Date Time
Sun 21st June 7.45pm
Tues 23rd June 7.45pm

Dir: Federico Fellini | Italy / France | 1963 | 138 mins | Italian w/Eng Subtitles

Cast | Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale

Undoubtedly one of the greatest films ever made, Fellini’s shimmering, self-reflexive masterpiece is perhaps the ultimate art-movie, and beloved by critics and audiences alike. Marcello Mastroianni plays troubled filmmaker Guido Anselmi, struggling with creative paralysis as he attempts to get a new film off the ground. Tired of his wife, bored of his mistress, and in need of a holiday he retreats to a spa for peace but is still targeted by aspiring actors, scatty writers and obsequious yes-men. Recalling loves past and present as he tries to resolve his many entanglements, Anselmi finds his production becoming ever more autobiographical.

“Fellini’s hallucinatory masterpiece […] its opening alone is one of the most incredible things in cinema” ***** Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

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