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Intervista ★★★ Federico Fellini's Intervista 1987

A pseudo-documentary look at director Fellini's love of the movies, “Intervista” is a mixture of recollection, parody, memoir, satire, self-examination and fantasy. Fellini himself is the master of ceremonies in this joyous celebration of the studio community that features actors, actresses, bit players, makeup artists, scene painters, publicity agents, technicians, and gatecrashers. The high point of the film arrives with the stars of “La Dolce Vita” rescreening the Fellini masterpiece at Ekberg's country villa. It's a special moment of fantasy vs. reality in this glorious tribute to cinema history. In Italian with English subtitles. 108m/C VHS, DVD . IT Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Sergio Rubini, Lara Wendel, Antonio Cantafora, Antonella Ponziani, Maurizio Mein, Paola Liguori, Nadia Ottaviani, Federico Fellini; D: Federico Fellini; W: Federico Fellini, Gianfranco Angelucci; C: Tonino Delli Colli; M: Nicola Piovani.