With 8 ½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.

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  1. Federico Fellini

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Brunello Rondi


  3. Tullio Pinelli


  4. Ennio Flaiano


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  1. Marcello Mastroianni

    Marcello Mastroianni

    Guido Anselmi

  2. Claudia Cardinale

    Claudia Cardinale


  3. Anouk Aimée

    Anouk Aimée

    Luisa Anselmi

  4. Sandra Milo

    Sandra Milo


  5. Rossella Falk

    Rossella Falk


  6. Barbara Steele

    Barbara Steele

    Gloria Morin

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Status Released

Original Language Italian

Runtime 2h 18m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • June 24, 1963
    NR, Theatrical



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A review by j_haseltine

By j_haseltine

Widely touted as one of the all-time great works of cinema, Federico Fellini’s 8½ is an elusive film about even more elusive things. It’s a meaningfully chaotic picture about trying to distil meaning from chaos and it’s a creative success about creative failure. It chronicles the resonant moments in one man’s life and admits that it can’t quite clarify why they matter. Doing justice to its early working title of The Beautiful Confusion, 8½ is a daring high wire act and an outstanding technical achievement that channels its story of artistic crisis into something sweepingly, uniquely profound.... read the rest.

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