Guido Anselmi, a film director, finds himself creatively barren at the peak of his career. His next production is ready to shoot, but his crisis of self confidence leaves him unable to cope. Urged by his doctors to rest, Anselmi heads for a luxurious resort, where he hopes thermal baths will help cure his exhaustion.
Awards - Academy Awards(Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Costume Design, Black-and-White), Moscow IFF (Grand Prix f), New York Film Critics Circle Awards (NYFCC Award for Best Foreign Language Film), National Board of Review (NBR Award for Best Foreign Language Film), Bodil Awards (Best European Film), Golden Goblets, Italy (Golden Goblet for Best Director), Kinema Junpo Awards (Best Foreign Language Film, Best Foreign Language Film Director), Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists (Silver Ribbon for Best Director, Best Producer, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Original Story, Best Cinematography, Best Score)
Nominations - Academy Awards, USA (Oscar for Best Director, Best Art Direction, Best Writing, Story and Screenplay), BAFTA Awards (BAFTA Film Award for Best Film), Cahiers du Cinema (Top 10 Film Award for Best Film), Directors Guild of America (DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement), Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists (Silver Ribbon for Best Actor, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design)