Writer-director Federico Fellini told of his struggles to make his next movie — by making one of the greatest movies ever made. Marcello Mastroianni stars as Guido (based on Fellini himself), a filmmaker creatively blocked after the release of his latest blockbuster. Guido retreats to the mountains to rest and relax. Instead, he finds inspiration from the memories of youth and the loves of his life, all depicted as some of the most striking images in movies. As was his common practice, Fellini never had a completed screenplay for this film, preferring improvisation and inspiration as filming went along. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film of 1963, it is a masterpiece.