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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 »
Awards:
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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Quotes:
Italo Calvino:For a psychiatrist, whether you lie or tell the truth is unimportant because lies are as interesting, as eloquent, and as revelatory as the so-called truth.See more »
Movie Connections:
References La Strada (1954)See more »

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125 out of 129 people found the following review useful.
Superb, 2 August 2004
Author: Katadhin from New York

Superb documentary fantasia and as visually stunning as Fellini's best films but without the excess. I'm paraphrasing David Denby's review in The New Yorker. It's "a thrilling masterclass in aesthetics conducted by the Maestro himself with intelligent footnotes provided by Damian Pettigrew." That's what A O Scott writes in The New York Times. A "daunting, intellectually subtle internal monologue of a movie that focuses on Fellini's unique temperament." That's Harper Barnes writing in The St Louis Post Dispatch. Film Comment says the film has "haunting imagery and attention to physical presence." I'm a fan of this wonderfully original and mind-stirring film on and with the late great Federico Fellini - and the positive reviews are international. The film has been acclaimed in France, Italy ("beyond the lesson in cinema, the film is perhaps the best film ever made on Fellini's character") and Spain, USA, Canada, Brazil, Australia, Russia, and Japan.

Acknowledged Fellini specialists Peter Bondanella and Tullio Kezich have both praised the film. It has been selected in over 35 major international festivals. It was nominated for The European Documentary Award - Europe's equivalent of the Oscars and won the prestigious Banff Grand Prize for Best Arts Documentary. It is, finally, a piece of precious cinematic history that aficionados will treasure for years to come.

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