The Bigger Picture film club – ‘8 ½’ (1963) at East Dulwich Tavern on 17 November 2016
Posted by: The Bigger Picture
07 November, 2016 18:52
The Bigger Picture film club will be showing ‘8 ½’ (1963) at 8pm on Thursday, 17 November 2016, Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern.
Considered by many to be the best film about filmmaking, and one of the greatest films ever made, Fellini’s 8 ½ is a visual feast of dreams and fantasies juxtaposed with the life of a successful director whose life is unravelling as he tries to work on his latest film.
8 ½’s protagonist, Guido (Marcello Mastroianni), is a successful film director struggling with his next film, exhausted by his evasions, lies and sensual appetites. Mixing fantasy and reality, Guido flounders between wife (Anouk Aimee) and mistress (Sandra Milo), seeking advice from clerics, doctors, producers and writer as he half-heartedly tries to work on the film.
Visually beguiling, the film brought Fellini two Academy Awards, its title a reference to the number of Fellini’s films.
Frequently listed in the top ten films of all time, 8 ½ is also a hymn to cinematic modernism, a film that altered perspectives on what cinema could do. A tightly-structured assembly of famously original and imaginative scenes which interweave memories, fantasies, dreams with the daily life of Guido, Fellini’s alter-ego, the film exemplifies Fellini’s visual mastery and surreal take on existence.
Director: Federico Fellini, writer: Federico Fellini and Ennio Flaiano, with Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimee, Sandra Milo
Italy 138 minutes. Cert 15. All tickets £7.
Bar opens from 7pm. Film at 8pm.
Tickets £7 from WeGotTickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/351062
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Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern
1 Lordship Lane
London SE22 8EW
Rail: East Dulwich;
Buses: P13, 37, 185, 176, 40, 484