Wednesday, January 25, 2012

1963 Italian Fantasy Film

Director: Federico Fellini

Writer: Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli & Brunello Rondi

Cinematography: Gianni Di Venanzo

Running time: 138 minutes

Country: Italy

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

Marcello Mastroianni as Guido Anselmi, a film director
Anouk Aimée as Luisa Anselmi, Guido's wife
Rossella Falk as Rossella, Luisa's best friend and Guido's confidante
Sandra Milo as Carla, Guido's mistress
Claudia Cardinale as Claudia, a movie star Guido casts as his Ideal Woman
Guido Alberti as Pace, a film producer
Mario Conocchia as Mario Conocchia, Guido's production assistant
Bruno Agostini as Bruno Agostini, the production director
Cesarino Miceli Picardi as Cesarino, the production supervisor
Jean Rougeul as Carini Daumier, a film critic
Mario Pisu as Mario Mezzabotta, Guido's friend
Barbara Steele as Gloria Morin, Mezzabotta's new young girlfriend
Madeleine LeBeau as Madeleine, a French actress
Caterina Boratto as a mysterious lady in the hotel
Eddra Gale as La Saraghina, a prostitute
Eugene Walter as an American journalist

A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.

  1. Oscar- Best Costume Design, Black-and-White Piero Gherardi- Academy Awards, USA
  2. Oscar- Best Foreign Language Film Italy- Academy Awards, USA
  3. Bodil- Best European Film (Bedste europæiske film) Federico Fellini (director)-Bodil Awards
  4. Silver Ribbon- Best Cinematography, B/W (Migliore Fotografia in Bianco e Nero) Gianni Di Venanzo-Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
  5. Silver Ribbon- Best Director (Regista del Miglior Film) Federico Fellini-Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
  6. Silver Ribbon- Best Original Story (Migliore Soggetto Originale) Federico Fellini & Ennio Flaiano-Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
  7. Silver Ribbon- Best Producer (Migliore Produttore) Angelo Rizzoli-Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
  8. Silver Ribbon- Best Score (Migliore Musica) Nino Rota- Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
  9. Silver Ribbon- Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura) Federico Fellini,
    Brunello Rondi, Tullio Pinelli & Ennio Flaiano-
    Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
  10. Silver Ribbon- Best Supporting Actress (Migliore Attrice Non Protagonista)Sandra Milo- Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
  11. Kinema Junpo Award-Best Foreign Language Film Federico Fellini-Kinema Junpo Awards
  12. Kinema Junpo Award- Best Foreign Language Film Director Federico Fellini-Kinema Junpo Awards
  13. Grand Prix-Federico Fellini-Moscow International Film Festival
  14. NBR Award-Best Foreign Language Film Italy-National Board of Review, USA
  15. NYFCC Award- Best Foreign Language Film Italy- New York Film
    Critics Circle

In 2002, named by "Positif" (France) as one of the 50 best films of the last 50 years (critics' choice: #3)


4 stars out of 5 stars

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