Watch Federico Fellini masterpiece 8½ trailer

Watch the new re-release trailer for Federico Fellini’s Oscar winning 8 1/2, originally made by & posted on BFI’s YouTube channel.

Opens across UK on 1 May 2015!


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.
(Geoff Andrew, Senior Film Programmer)

Italy 1963
Directed by Federico Fellini
With Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo
138 min
With English subtitles