Marcello Mastroianni is (Fellini's alter ego) Guido, a successful filmmaker who, embarking on his next film, discovers he has a complete "director's block": he has no story to tell! Harassed by his producers, his mistress (Sandra Milo) and his wife (Anouk Aimee), while struggling to find the inspiration for his film, he increasingly retreats in dreamy recollections of his life and lovers, until fantasy, memories and reality merge in the director's mind - and on screen, in an astonishing, masterful spectacle, culminating in an electrifying triumph of optimism. As Guido-Federico says at the end of 8 1/2: "Life is a party, let's live it together!"
The Lost Ending: Fellini and others talk about making 8K2, as well as that film's famously lost alternative ending. (English and Italian)
Interview with Lina Wertmuller: The 1st woman ever nominated for an Oscar for Best Director, started as Fellini's Assistant Director on 8'/2. She invites us into her home to reminisce about her friend, Federico
Fellini Tribute: Tribute to Fellini's speech on receiving his Life Achievement Academy Award
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