Intervista (Interview). 1987. Italy. Directed by Federico Fellini. Screenplay by Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Tonino Guerra. With Federico Fellini, Sergio Rubini, Anita Ekberg, Marcello Mastroianni. 4K digital restoration. In Italian; English subtitles. 106 min.
By the time of the making of this film, Fellini was more than a larger-than-life figure. So it would be apt for the director to take himself as the subject of this pseudo documentary, in which he offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes view of moviemaking at Cinecittà’s studios, where a seemingly chaotic collective is hard at work magically turning dreams into cinema. The highlight is a reunion of Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni, nearly 30 years since the making of La Dolce Vita, who share a tender moment watching their younger selves frolic in the Trevi fountain, in one of cinema’s most iconic scenes.