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8 1/2

Described by Guillermo del Toro as a ‘lusty, sweaty, glutinous poem to cinema’, Fellini’s 8 ½ remains one of the most influential commentaries on the creative process. Beautifully restored from the original negatives, the film sees the director play out his own creative anxieties as a filmmaker (portrayed by Mastroianni) struggling to make a movie. A self-reflexive work that is testimony to its creator’s striking vision, it’s beautifully shot by Gianni Di Venanzo and sumptuously scored by Nina Rota. A quintessentially Italian work and quite simply a must for the big screen.