8 1/2 â 50th Anniversary Screening!

8 1/2 — 50th Anniversary Screening!

dir. Federico Fellini, Italy, 1963, 35mm, b/w, Italian with English subtitles, 138 min.

IHP presents this special 50th Anniversary Screening with a brand new restored 35mm print, courtesy of Corinth Films

Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life. One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini’s 8½ (Otto e mezzo) turns one man’s artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema. An early working title for 8½ was The Beautiful Confusion, and Fellini’s masterpiece is exactly that: a shimmering dream, a circus and a magic act.

“The beauty of the film lies in its confusion…a mixture of error and truth, reality and dream, stylistic and human values, in harmony between Fellini’s film language and Guido’s incoherent thoughts. It is impossible to distinguish Fellini from his fictional director. Consequently, Fellini’s faults coincide with Guido’s spiritual doubts. The osmosis between art and life is amazing. It will be difficult to repeat this achievement… Fellini’s genius shines in every single detail in this film, and this is a rare event in film-making. There isn’t a set, a character or a situation that doesn’t have a precise meaning on the great stage of Otto e mezzo.” — Giovanni Grazzini, Corriere della Sera, February 16, 1963

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Saturday, September 21 · 7:00 PM at International House Philadelphia