8½ (Otto e mezzo)

  • Dir: Federico Fellini

  • Italy, France, 1963, Italian, 138 min, DCP

  • Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale

Transforming a filmmaker’s creative crisis into a grand epic of profound fascination and imagination, Fellini invented one of cinema’s most recognizable touchstones with his spiritual and artistic musings. Beginning with the iconic image of Mastroianni floating off into the sky, the dreamlike sequences revolve around a famed director, exhausted by his evasions, lies and sensual appetites. Notable for its sublime use of flashbacks and surrealistic touches interwoven with realism, this enduring semiautobiographical masterpiece works like magic and continues to cast its spell.

Academy Awards: Best Foreign Language Film and Best Costume Design (Black-and-White)

#10 in Sight and Sound’s 2012 Greatest Films of All Time Poll

Federico Fellini 100 is part of the Federico Fellini 100 Tour, a series of centennial tributes to Federico Fellini (1920–1993), which will travel to major museums and film institutions worldwide, coordinated by Paola Ruggiero and Camilla Cormanni from Luce Cinecittà. All films (unless noted) have been digitally restored by Luce Cinecittà, Cineteca di Bologna and Cine teca Nazionale.

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. For screenings at ALL commercial cinemas, tickets are available at URBTIX till 5:00pm one day before respective screenings. After that, tickets will be available only at the box office of the screening venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

3. Screenings at HK Arts Centre, HK Film Archive and Tai Kwun: For screenings that are about to start in 1 hour, all remaining tickets can only be bought at the box offices of the respective screening venues.

4. For the sold-out screenings at HK Arts Centre and HK Film Archive, a limited number of standing tickets are available at the URBTIX Outlets of the respective venues 30 minutes prior to the screening time. Seating is not guaranteed and subject to availability 30 minutes after the screening time. Each person can purchase 1 standing ticket. The availability of standing tickets is subject to change without prior notice.

5. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till 1 hour prior to the respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

6. While it is the HKIFFS’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, the HKIFFS will appreciate its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.