New Trailer for Federico Fellini’s Restored 8 1/2

Federico Fellini

The new restoration trailer for Federico Fellini‘s 8 1/2 has been unveiled ahead of its UK re-release on May 1st. One of world’s most admired directors created one of the greatest movies ever made.

This visionary piece of cinema stars Marcello Mastroianni alongside Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée and Sandra Milo.

The previous restoration of Fellini’s extravaganza scored by terrific Nino Rota is available on The Criterion Collection.

Check out a new trailer for a dreamlike 8 1/2 movie, which must be a subtle joy because it wasn’t made to sell the product like it’s the case with modern films.

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Struggling with the follow-up to his recent hit, Guido (Mastroianni) – clearly Fellini’s alter ego – retreats into a realm of reminiscence, anxiety and fantasy that reflects his feelings about the film folk constantly pestering him and the women in his life: his wife (Aimée), his mistress (Milo) and his ideal actress (Cardinale). Gianni Di Venanzo’s striking black-and-white camerawork blends realist observation with an evocation of Guido’s inner dreamworld, Mastroianni invests the self-centred protagonist with charm and a degree of dignity, and Nino Rota’s score brings coherence to the freewheeling circus that is Guido’s chaotic routine. Creative block rarely resulted in such feverish invention.

Federico Fellini