Watch: BFI's New Trailer for UK Re-Release of Federico Fellini's '8 1/2'
"A picture that goes beyond what men think about - because no man ever thought about it in quite this way!" The beloved classic is back! At least in the UK for now. BFI is re-releasing Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 (or 8½) later this summer utilizing a digital restoration put together by the Criterion Collection. Criterion also released a brand new Blu-ray of 8 1/2 a few years ago, and now BFI is bringing back the cinematic classic to show on the big screen again. "Cited (especially by filmmakers) as one of the greatest films ever made, Fellini's extravaganza – now restored – blends autobiography, fantasy, satire and self-critique." An abstract and mesmerizing look at the struggles of being a movie director, 8 1/2 is a must see for any & all cinephiles.
Watch the new re-release trailer for Federico Fellini's 8 1/2, originally made by & posted on BFI's YouTube:
BFI's restoration of Fellini's 8 1/2 opens in the UK starting May 1st. For more info + tickets, visit BFI.org.
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 (Anouk Aimée), his mistress (Sandra Milo) and his ideal actress (Claudia Cardinale). Cinematographer 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." Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 was first released in 1963.