Winner of two Oscars, including Best Foreign Language Film, and the most highly acclaimed work of one of the greatest director’s of all time, we are pleased to announce that Federico Fellini’s 8½ is now being released on Blu-ray and HD-remastered DVD for the first time on November 11th 2013.
It’s no surprise that 8½ regularly features at the top of filmmakers’ and film fans’ polls of the greatest films of all time. Ranked number three in French film magazine Positif’s list of the 50 best films of the last 50 years, perennial top ten in the BFI’s Top 50 Greatest Films Of All Time and included in the Vatican’s list of the 45 best films made before 1995, Fellini’s masterpiece is a dazzling work of cinema directed by a filmmaker at the very top of his game.
Thought-provoking, witty, visually brilliant and wholly entertaining, 8½ is a truly unmissable landmark of cinema.
A renowned film director, Guido Anselmi (Marcello Mastroianni), riding a wave of acclaim following the success of his last box office hit, unexpectedly finds himself suffering from “director’s block”. As he struggles to find a new source of creativity and the inspiration to drive his next film, he is distracted by various writers, producers, actors and actresses, as well as his wife (Anouk Aimée) and his mistress (Sandra Milo). Mentally retreating from those around him, he begins to recall major events in his life, from both happy and painful childhood memories to the trials and tribulations of adulthood and the lovers won and lost over the years. As his dreams and memories intertwine with the present reality, Guido eventually begins to rediscover his missing muse