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Director:
Writers:
Damian Pettigrew (scenario) and
Olivier Gal (scenario)
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Plot:
A look at Fellini's creative process. In extensive interviews, Fellini talks a bit about his background... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Roberto Benigni ... Himself / La Voce della Luna
Luigi 'Titta' Benzi ... Himself / Ami d'enfance
Italo Calvino ... Himself / Ecrivain

Dante Ferretti ... Himself / Chef décorateur
Rinaldo Geleng ... Himself / Peintre
Tullio Pinelli ... Himself / Scénariste
Giuseppe Rotunno ... Himself / Directeur de la photographie

Terence Stamp ... Himself / Toby Dammit

Donald Sutherland ... Himself / Casanova
Daniel Toscan du Plantier ... Himself / Producteur

Federico Fellini ... Himself (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Claudia Cardinale ... Claudia (archive footage) (uncredited)
Alain Cuny ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ennio Flaiano ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ettore Manni ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Giulietta Masina ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Marcello Mastroianni ... Giuseppe Mastorna (archive footage) (uncredited)

Nanni Moretti ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Damian Pettigrew 
 
Writing credits
Damian Pettigrew (scenario) and
Olivier Gal (scenario)

Produced by
Herlé De Pol .... associate producer
Daniel Denis .... associate producer
Olivier Gal .... executive producer
Thierry Garrel .... co-producer: arte
Noé Mendelle .... co-producer
Giovanni Quaregna .... co-producer
 
Cinematography by
Paco Wiser 
 
Film Editing by
Florence Ricard 
 
Makeup Department
Lydia Merola .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Manuel De Sousa .... sound editor
Jean-Paul Loublier .... sound mixer
Laurent Lévy .... foley artist
Andrea Moser .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Florent Duchaillut .... assistant camera
Nicolas Massart .... assistant camera
Vittoria Tempo .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Jean Ousmane .... color timer
 
Other crew
Peter Bondanella .... presenter
Christine Renaud .... administrative director
Arnaud Wyrzykowski .... production administrator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fellini: Je suis un grand menteur" - France (original title)
"Federico Fellini: I'm a Big Liar" - USA (literal English title)
"I'm a Born Liar" - International (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some language and sexual content
Runtime:
USA:105 min
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Color | Black and White (archive footage)
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Quotes:
Federico Fellini:Spontaneity is the secret of life.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Amarcord (1973)See more »

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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Expertly Judged, 12 February 2008
Author: audiberti99 from France

I watched this feature doc with fascination. I read somewhere (LA Times, I think) that all the interviews (save those with Mastroianni and Masina)including the priceless one with Fellini were culled from director Pettigrew's private archives. This explains why I didn't feel I was watching archive footage leftovers like so many other Fellini docs. What I saw were in-depth archival interviews shot with a very specific purpose: To craft a balanced testament of the man. It's what makes this portrait of the Maestro the best I've seen.

There's a genuine personal vision behind the film, a comprehensive knowledge of Fellini that's weighed objectively, warts and all: The deviousness, the vulgarity, the narcissism, the childish tantrums (Fellini's not above screaming at an actress, especially if she's a bit player, or insulting Mastroianni, his so-called alter-ego), the capacious charm (I love the few moments when Fellini speaks English), the guilt-ridden seducer, the jet set director who skewers his own pretentiousness, the astute theoretician of artistic processes, the maniacal maker of a legendary self, the genius puppet-master, the silly perfectionist of plastic oceans, the wise old man who's seen and done and shown it all on film.

The great strength of this doc lies in the fact that what's presented is expertly judged. For me, the finest aspects of Fellini's mind displayed here are the insights into women and creativity, and the interpretations of life, art, and death. If you understand Italian, it will knock you for a loop. If you don't, you'll be moved nonetheless. To be frank, only a boor would miss the meaning of the Maestro's simple eloquence.

I understand this was Fellini's last filmed discussion. It shows: You can feel him haunted by death in the doc's disturbingly tight close-ups. It's an edgy, almost Shakespearean touch that thrilled me, made it a privilege to witness. Would that we had the last of Kubrick captured on film in this way.

I've often wondered if Fellini had a big screen in place of a heart. After watching this doc, I'm convinced there's absolutely no difference.

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