• 8 1/2 (1963)

8 1/2

Release Date: June 25th, 1963

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary

Troubled Italian filmmaker Guido Anselmi (Marcello Mastroianni) struggles with creative stasis as he attempts to get a new movie off the ground. Overwhelmed by his work and personal life, the director retreats into his thoughts, which often focus on his loves, both past and present, and frequently wander into fantastical territory. As he tries to sort out his many entanglements, romantic and otherwise, Anselmi finds his production becoming more and more autobiographical.

Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo, Madeleine Lebeau, Mario Pisu, Barbara Steele, Neil Robinson

Director: Federico Fellini

Genres: Fantasy

Production Co: Cineriz, Francinex

Distributors: Embassy Pictures, Kino Pictures

Keywords: Wife, 1960s, Quest, Creative, Passionate, Love

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Awards

Winner Costume Design (Black-and-White)
Nominated Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Winner Foreign Language Film
Nominated Writing (Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)
Nominated Directing