Year: 1963

Genre: Drama

Duration: 138 mins

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo, Rossella Falk, Barbara Steele, Madeleine Lebeau, Caterina Boratto

Director: Federico Fellini

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Taking its title from the number of films Fellini had completed up to this point (including some short segments for anthology films), features Guido being besieged by sycophants and collaborators as he struggles to get started on an unwieldy science-fiction epic. Frequently digressing into surreal and erotic dream sequences, Fellini’s self-reflexive movie about movie-making climaxes with an exuberant parade in which Guido directs the colourful cast of characters who have played supporting roles in his life.
A favourite film among film directors, Fellini’s film was the model for several subsequent films about filmmaking, notably Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories (1980).