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Intervista (1987)

Federico Fellini accepts the request of a television crew to be interviewed about his career, narrating memories, dreams, realities and fantasies.

Director:

Federico Fellini

Writers:

Federico Fellini (story), Gianfranco Angelucci (contributing writer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergio Rubini ... Reporter / Sergio Rubini
Antonella Ponziani Antonella Ponziani ... Antonella
Maurizio Mein Maurizio Mein ... Maurizio Mein
Paola Liguori Paola Liguori ... Star
Lara Wendel ... Bride
Antonio Cantafora ... Spouse
Nadia Ottaviani Nadia Ottaviani ... Vestal Virgin
Anita Ekberg ... Anita Ekberg
Marcello Mastroianni ... Marcello Mastroianni
Maria Teresa Battaglia Maria Teresa Battaglia
Umberto Conte Umberto Conte
Christian Borromeo ... Christian
Lionello Pio Di Savoia Lionello Pio Di Savoia
Roberta Carlucci Roberta Carlucci
Germana Dominici Germana Dominici
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Storyline

Cinecitta, the huge movie studio outside Rome, is 50 years old and Fellini is interviewed by a Japanese TV crew about the films he has made there over the years as he begins production on his latest film. A young actor portrays Fellini arriving at Cinecitta the first time by trolley to interview a star. Marcello Mastroianni dressed as Mandrake the Magician floats by a window and Fellini followed by TV crew takes him to Anita Ekberg's villa where the Trevi fountain scene from Dolce vita, La (1960) is shown on a sheet that appears and disappears as if by magic. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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Trivia

This film is included in "Essential Fellini', released by Criterion. See more »

Goofs

When the priest guides Fellini and friends to Villa Pandora, riding his motorcycle, a wire moving his scarf is totally visible. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Federico Fellini: You here already? Go home to bed.
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Featured in In Search of Fellini (2017) See more »

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Tea for Two
Written by Vincent Youmans (uncredited) and Irving Caesar
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a magic, nostalgic film
13 April 2003 | by jaapparquiSee all my reviews

Intervista is one of the best films I've ever seen. The strong sense in all Fellini films that reality is like a big, sad circus is even stronger in this film because fact and fiction, past and present become so confused. The fictitious carnival appears to be reality. And isn't that maybe quite a realistic view?

There is not only the usual sense of nostalgia: because the film looks back at decades of Fellini nostalgia, the nostalgia is double. Who can watch the older Anita and Marcello looking back at La Dolce Vita with dry eyes? The only possible critic could be that the film is, like all Fellini movies, little coherent, but then, isn't that as well like life itself?

Intervista maybe isn't the most famous Fellini films, it certainly is one of the better ones and with that one of the best films in cinematographic history.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | Japanese | English

Release Date:

6 November 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fellini's Intervista See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$138,608

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$138,608
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Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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