Duration: 138 mins
Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aim_e, 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), 8_ 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, Fellinis 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, Fellinis film was the model for several subsequent films about filmmaking, notably Woody Allens Stardust Memories (1980).