8½ (Otto e mezzo)

Claudia Cardinale: The Indomitable

Guido (Marcello Mastroianni) is a harried movie director who retreats into his memories and imagination, searching for ideas for a new film. Claudia Cardinale represents Guido’s muse and “ideal woman” he wishes to cast in a role. This frenetic fantasy is among Federico Fellini’s most renowned films.

Organized by Camilla Cormanni and Paolo Ruggiero, with thanks to Marco Cicala and Germana Ruscio, Cinecittà.
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Generous support has been provided by the Vaughn Foundation and Consulate General of Italy in Houston.

Special thanks to our cultural partner Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, Professor Alessandro Carrera from the University of Houston, and Kate MacKay, UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive.

8½ (Otto e mezzo)

Directed by Federico Fellini
(Italy/France, 1963, 138 minutes, in Italian with English subtitles)
Lynn Wyatt Theater, 4K digital restoration


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