Federico Fellini’s 8½ is considered to be one of his best. Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Guido Anselmi, and Claudia Cardinale, the film follows Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life. Overcome by all of this, the director withdraws into his thoughts and frequently shifts into fantastical territory. As Anselmi attempts to sort out his many entanglements, Anselmi finds his production growing more autobiographical.
Here are fourteen striking stills from the film and its set.