Fellini of the Spirits

Fellini of the Spirits

2 Episodes

One cinematic dream weaver pays homage to another in these shimmering, fantastical journeys through the unconscious mind. With his meta-cinematic landmark 8½, Federico Fellini fully embraced a delirious, stream-of-consciousness style in the autobiographical tale of a creatively frustrated film director. In his recent short THE RABBIT HUNTERS, fellow surrealist Guy Maddin communes with the spirit of the Italian master—whose astral projection is played by Isabella Rossellini—while exploring his own obsessions with ghostly presences and dreamscapes.

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Fellini of the Spirits
  • The Rabbit Hunters

    Episode 1

    Directed by Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, and Galen Johnson • 2020 • Canada
    Starring Isabella Rossellini, Tony Lamorte, Satina Loren

    Isabella Rossellini plays Federico Fellini in this extravagant phantasmagoria made in celebration of the Italian master’s centenary.

  • Episode 2

    Directed by Federico Fellini • 1963 • Italy

    Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life. One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 (Otto e mezzo) turns one man's artistic crisis into a grand e...