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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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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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Connections

Referenced in Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember (1997) See more »

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Elegiac "rememberance" of times past, great companion piece to "Amarcord"
26 May 2005 | by roger-212See all my reviews

An elegiac look-back by the Maestro on where his films were shot (Cinecitta), Intervista has the most meta-fictional plot devices Fellini's used yet.

--It features Fellini himself, shooting a film "recounting" a location (as in "Roma") but here he is more forefront. --The rather casual stream-of-consciousness meandering of the happenings hearkens to "Amarcord," which is similar to this, with a wistful look back on the past, with fascists, bus rides, buxom women, etc. "Intervista" truly seems like an alternate draft of "Amarcord" with Fellini personally added. --The "young Fellini" going on an interview, being shot by Fellini during an interview in present day, and the playful and insistent 3rd-wall being broken every so often.

--And of course Marcello and Anita as themselves.

For fans of Fellini, this is an absolute must-see. Its reflection on his work, himself, and making films makes it one of the most playful, subversive, and autobiographical films in Fellini's late career.

(Originally a t.v. production, it displays a smaller scale that can only be attributed to the budget (too bad) and a need to make things "play" on a smaller screen. Although very similar to "A Director's Notebook", another filmic essay (that was a rough draft for "Roma"), this one is more assured and stands on its own. )


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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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