Federico Fellini, one the greatest directors of the 20th century made many influential Italian films during his career. Other filmmakers have cited him as inspiration for their own work. His dreamlike movies have set him apart and have made him widely known. Some of his most famous films would be 8 1/2, La Dolce Vita, and La Strada.
"Talking about dreams is like talking about movies, since the cinema uses the language of dreams; years can pass in a second and you can hop from one place to another. Itís a language made of image. And in the real cinema, every object and every light means something, as in a dream." -Federico Fellini