8 1/2

1963, Movie, NR, 140 mins

8 1/2
After having directed six feature films, co-directed one (THE WHITE SHEIK), and directed two short episodes of anthology movies, Federico Fellini had made, according to his count, seven and a half films--hence the title of this brilliant, sumptuous semi-autobiographical account of the creative process.

Marcello Mastroianni plays Fellini-like figure Guido Anselmi, a director coming off a big hit. He needs rest and goes to a spa to regain his strength. He cannot recuperate, however, being interrupted instead by his producer (Guido Alberti), his screenwriter (Jean Rougeul), his wife (Anouk Aimee), and his mistress (Sandra Milo), all of whom want details from the d...

Released: 1963 Rated: NR Length: 140 mins

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