Essential Cinema: 8 ½ Fellinis Presented by MUBI

8 ½

Directed by Federico Fellini

Italy, 1963, 2h 18min, DCP, In Italian with English subtitles

Essential Cinema  8 ½ Fellinis Presented by MUBI

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

“Federico Fellini manages to accomplish with film what mostly abstract painters do – namely, to communicate emotion without ever saying or showing anything in a direct manner, without ever explaining anything, just by a sort of sheer magic.”
—David Lynch

Fellini’s surreal comedy portrait of a famous, suave director (Marcello Mastroianni) whose creative touch eludes him as he attempts to finish a film, created a sensation, and spawned a movie genre of its own.



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