Taglines: Behind the scenes at Cinecittà through the eyes of Fellini.
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.
Intervista (English: Interview) is a 1987 Italian film directed by Federico Fellini. Interviewed by a Japanese TV crew for a news report on his latest film, Fellini takes the viewer behind the scenes at Cinecittà. A nighttime set is prepared for a sequence that Fellini defines as “the prisoner’s dream” in which his hands grope for a way out of a dark tunnel. . Starring are Anita Ekberg, Marcello Mastroianni, Federico Fellini, Sergio Rubini, Antonella Ponziani, Maurizio Mein, Paola Liguori, Lara Wendel and Nadia Ottaviani.
Directed by: Federico Fellini
Starring: Anita Ekberg, Marcello Mastroianni, Federico Fellini, Sergio Rubini, Antonella Ponziani, Maurizio Mein, Paola Liguori, Lara Wendel, Nadia Ottaviani
Screenplay by: Federico Fellini, Gianfranco Angelucci
Production Design by: Danilo Donati
Cinematography by: Tonino Delli Colli
Film Editing by: Nino Baragli
Costume Design by: Danilo Donati
Music by: Nicola Piovani
Distributed by: Castle Hill Productions Inc.
Release Date: September 28, 1987 (Italy)