The continuation to Fellini's year in March brings perhaps the most famous and best-known movie by the legendary Federico Fellini, the cult 8½. Without action in the classic sense of the word, the film revolves around a metaphilm plot in which a director (Fellini's alter ego) seeks inspiration for his film. With two Academy Awards (best foreign film and costume design) and three nominations (set design, directing and screenplay), 8½ has become a symbol of turning the creative blockade of artists into a remarkable masterpiece of self-analysis.
Famous director Guido Anselmi wakes up after an anxious, claustrophobic and acrophobic dream. He is recovering before making a new movie, a project that fills him with complete uncertainty. While final preparations are underway to make a film whose content is still in doubt, his condition is exacerbated by his unresolved relationship with his wife, Luisa, and his mistress, Carla. The producers are rushing him, the critics are filling him with doubts, the journalists are becoming more intimidating, so his experience of reality is more and more intertwined with dreams and visions, and the present with the past.