"Accompanied by a Japanese television crew, Italian director Federico Fellini invites the viewer to take a stroll through the cinematic history of Cinecittà, a film city celebrating its 50th anniversary. The imaginary shooting of a film in which the young Fellini first comes to Cinecittà to interview a film diva forms the thread of a fascinating and enigmatically ironic portrayal of filmmaking from an inside perspective."
"A tribute to the art of cinema, to the art of film. Ostensibly documentary, in that an interview is taken dramaturgically as the starting point, the film lives from the most diverse associations of images and gestures, of dialogues and explications, all of which come together from the iconography to which Fellini, in his work, has always added his dreams and phantasms, his needs for incarnations and meaning in life. A masterful film that the sadness of retrospection, for all the serenity of playing with the possibilities of cinema, ennobles."
Martin Schlappner, in: Zoom 1987
Contributors and additional information:
106 min. color. DCP. I/e
Directed by Federico Fellini
Screenplay: Federico Fellini, Gianfranco Angelucci
Cinematography: Tonino Delli Colli
Editing: Nino Baragli
Music: Nicola Piovani
With: Sergio Rubini, Antonella Ponziani, Maurizio Mein
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