About

Guido Anselmi, a film director, finds himself creatively barren at the peak of his career. Urged by his doctors to rest, Anselmi heads for a luxurious resort, but a sorry group gathers—his producer, staff, actors, wife, mistress, and relatives—each one begging him to get on with the show. In retreat from their dependency, he fantasizes about past women and dreams of his childhood.

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Directed by

Federico Fellini

Written by

Federico Fellini (Screenplay)
Ennio Flaiano (Screenplay)
Tullio Pinelli (Screenplay)
Brunello Rondi (Screenplay)

Runtime

139 minutes

Country

Italy, France

Language

Italian

Tagline

A picture that goes beyond what men think about - because no man ever thought about it in quite this way!

Cast

Keywords

adultery extramarital affair spectacle movie business depression suicide attempt dying and death individual scapegoat screenplay cinecittà creative crisis kurort difficult childhood missile unsociability existence

Photos

Lists

#247 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#7 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#51 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#62 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White Piero Gherardi

Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film

Oscar nomination for Best Director Federico Fellini

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen Federico Fellini Ennio Flaiano Tullio Pinelli Brunello Rondi