8 1/2

Otto e mezzo Baz Luhrmann Selects
Director: Federico Fellini 1963 138 Minutes M
8 1/2 Sat 12 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 10:30am 138mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA

In Federico Fellini’s awe-inspiring magnum opus, an Italian film director probes his own life and dreams in the struggle to make his new film, despite not knowing what it’s actually about.

Marcello Mastroianni stars as Guido, a film director grappling with creative block. Caught in a web between his wife, mistress and his epic sci-fi film project, he retreats into the recesses of his mind. Considered one of the best films about filmmaking, Fellini takes his own artistic crisis and spins it into a dizzying, magical epic.

Details

Year:1963
Classification:M
Country:Italy
Language:Italian, with English subtitles
Director:Federico Fellini
Producer:Angelo Rizzoli
Cast:Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée,, Claudia Cardinale
Script:Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano
Program strand:Baz Luhrmann Selects
Rights:Umbrella Entertainment