Federico Fellini's surrealist comedy drama, '8½', is arguably the greatest fictional example captured on celluloid regarding the social, personal and inter-personal struggles of the filmmaker's creative process; where memories and dreams, communal demands and individualistic pursuits clash in an attempt to create both an artistic and entertaining film for the self and for the masses, by pushing the filmmaker into a state of limbo between reality and fantasy. Fellini unleashes his directorial arsenal, telling a story about finding true happiness within a difficult and fragmented life in a cinematic experience unlike no other.

Rewatched at the British Film Institute, London

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