This study is based on a candid and revealing series of interviews with Federico Fellini conducted the year before his death on 29th October 1993. Fellini, who directed a host of legendary films, including La Strada and La Dolce Vita, was an exuberant storyteller with a wild imagination, and the interviews capture his energy and passion. Through the course of the interviews Fellini candidly discusses seemingly every aspect of his work, from his early life to his relationship with Italian history and culture, to the inspiration behind his films, revealing his motivations, desires and passions. Subjects include women (the unknown planet), neurosis (fabulous treasure buried at the bottom of the sea), cinema (not about delivering messages but about raising questions), actors (puppets), Marcello Mastroianni, memory, marriage and more. worked to assemble, restore and conserve a large body of rare and forgotten photographs of Fellini. A selection of these never-before-published images illustrates this text.