Desson Howede Washington Post
Director: Federico Fellini Cast: Marcello Mastroianni; Anouk Aimee; Claudia Cardinale; Barbara Steele; Sandra Milo NR Not rated Marketplace Online Shopping Compare prices for this movie Find local video stores WP yellowpages More movie shopping Save money with NextCard Visa Always feeding directly on his experiences for material, Federico Fellini had an autobiographical binge with "8½." The 1963 movie -- which marked eight and a half movies for Fellini (seven solos, three collaborations) -- was the director's unabashed gaze into the mirror. A vivid interspersing of fantasy and satire, it reflected ironically on Fellini's career -- with Marcello Mastroianni as his alter ego. Its entrancing combination of technical virtuosity and modish psychology won Fellini his third Academy Award for best foreign language film.