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Federico Fellini was a three-time Oscar winner in the Best Foreign Language Film category and received the Academy's Honorary Award “in recognition of his cinematic accomplishments that have thrilled and entertained worldwide audiences.” This documentary, directed by Paquito Del Bosco, follows the great Italian film director as he talks about his filmmaking. Beginners will want to use the subtitles, as Fellini speaks a rapid-fire Italian.

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Fellini Racconta - Un Autoritratto Ritrovato - Part 1

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An exclusive interview with the world-famous Italian film director and screenwriter, Federico Fellini.

Fellini Racconta - Un Autoritratto Ritrovato - Part 2

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Fellini, interviewed at the Trevi Fountain, during the filming of "La Dolce Vita", discussed his relationships with producers.

Fellini Racconta - Un Autoritratto Ritrovato - Part 3

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Fellini describes his relationship to a producer who became so exasperated by the director, that he drank ink in mock suicide.

Fellini Racconta - Un Autoritratto Ritrovato - Part 4

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Crowds of Romans gather to watch the filming of Anita Ekberg in the Trevi Fountain. Federico Fellini tells of his inspirations for the film "La Dolce Vita".

Fellini Racconta - Un Autoritratto Ritrovato - Part 5

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Fellini tells how "La Dolce Vita" scenes were filmed both on the Via Veneto and on a set reconstructing the famous street in Cinecittà. The director also discusses his being a Capricorn.

Fellini Racconta - Un Autoritratto Ritrovato - Part 6

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Federico Fellini discusses Marcello Mastroianni's role as "everyman" in "La Dolce Vita". He encourages viewers to see Mastroianni's "passions, hopes, fears and cowardice, and anguish and sleaziness" as similar to their own.

Fellini Racconta - Un Autoritratto Ritrovato - Part 7

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Fellini is at Cannes for the festival and screening of "La Dolce Vita". He tells of his ironic encounters with unusual characters, who complain about the oddity of Fellini's movie characters.

Fellini Racconta - Un Autoritratto Ritrovato - Part 8

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At the Cannes festival, Fellini talks about "La Dolce Vita", as does Georges Simenon, president of the jury, who proclaimed its success by standing up and applauding.

Fellini Racconta - Un Autoritratto Ritrovato - Part 9

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Fellini talks about being an artist and about not being afraid to face one's doubts in order to carry out a mission.

Fellini Racconta - Un Autoritratto Ritrovato - Part 10

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Fellini discusses the reception of "8½" in Russia, and his hopes for the film at the 1964 Oscars.

Fellini Racconta - Un Autoritratto Ritrovato - Part 11

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Federico Fellini, having won three Oscars, talks about the Academy Awards and how they represent the goal of every filmmaker both in the U.S. and abroad. He goes on to talk about American cinema as mythical, legendary.

Fellini Racconta - Un Autoritratto Ritrovato - Part 12

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Fellini loves working with Marcello Mastroianni. He tells us why, and in doing so, tells a great story about a fake bullet wound.

Fellini Racconta - Un Autoritratto Ritrovato - Part 13

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A precious moment in the middle of a shoot with Fellini and his crew.

Fellini Racconta - Un Autoritratto Ritrovato - Part 14

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Fellini looks back and admits that he didn't believe he had what it takes to be a film director. Here we see him in action. He definitely had what it takes.

Fellini Racconta - Un Autoritratto Ritrovato - Part 15

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Fellini gives us his personal views on tempo libero, (free-time). Whatever you do, don't show up if you have an appuntamento (appointment) with him!

Fellini Racconta - Un Autoritratto Ritrovato - Part 16

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For the filming of a scene from "Satyricon," Fellini, on the set at Cinecittà, patiently rehearses with an actor who's supposed to count from one to four.

Fellini Racconta - Un Autoritratto Ritrovato - Part 17

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Italian TV is broadcasting from the set of Fellini's Satyricon in Cinecittà as well as from the show, "Canzonissima," a well-known variety TV show being hosted in this case, by Mina (one of Italy's most famous pop singers).

Fellini Racconta - Un Autoritratto Ritrovato - Part 18

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Federico Fellini and Ingmar Bergman, two of the most important film directors in international cinema, discuss a joint project. They come from completely different worlds, but have some important points in common. Fellini's film, "Satyricon" is in the spotlight at the Venice Film Festival of 1969.

Fellini Racconta - Un Autoritratto Ritrovato - Part 19

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To please a reporter, Fellini sits and describes a typical day spent at Chianciano Terme, where he has gone for its healing thermal waters. Chianciano happens to have inspired one of his best known films, and he still sees it as a movie set. Fellini goes on to reminisce about Sundays in Rimini, and admits that his memories are a mix of fact and fantasy.

Fellini Racconta - Un Autoritratto Ritrovato - Part 20

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Fellini talks about Rimini, his hometown, and how his memories, dreams and fantasies of that place are connected to his films.

Fellini Racconta - Un Autoritratto Ritrovato - Part 21

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This is the last segment of a series of interviews focused on one of the greatest film directors of all time. Fellini, in saying he doesn't have much to say, says it all.

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