Italian Film Festival

8 1/2

Info: USA, 1963, 138 Min

Director: Federico Fellini

Cast: Marcello Mastroianni
Anouk Aimée
Claudia Cardinale
Sandra Milo
Rossella Falk
Barbara Steele
Madeleine Lebeau
Caterina Boratto


  • Saturday June 13, 2015 - 7:00 pm

8 1/2 (Federico Fellini, 1963 / Blu-Ray, 138 mins / 18A) | A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies. Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo, Barbara Steele. Guido is a film director, trying to relax after his last big hit. He can’t get a moment’s peace, however, with the people who have worked with him in the past constantly looking for more work. He wrestles with his conscience, but is unable to come up with a new idea. While thinking, he starts to recall major happenings in his life, and all the women he has loved and left. An autobiographical film of Fellini, about the trials and tribulations of film making. Often cited by Federico Fellini himself as one of his favorite films ever, even considering other directors’ works.

Join us for these films at the Rio Theatre for four nights during Italian Heritage Month in June. Presented with Italian Day on the Drive, Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre, and Rio Theatre, the Italian Film Festival is pleased to present 8 iconic Italian Films as part of our Summer Film Festival Series. Buy Tickets online with the Rio Theatre or see all 8 films with a festival pass for only $50!