Free Film Screening - 60th Anniversary Presentation!
(NEW FILM RESTORATION!)
Directed by Federico Fellini
Italy | 1960 | 174 minutes
In Italian with English Subtitles
RATING: ( PG-13 ) - Parental Guidance is advised
Synopsis: Winner of an Academy Award and the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Federico Fellini's masterpiece gave the world the term "paparazzi," and catapulted Fellini to the pantheon of visionary directors. Marcello Mastroianni stars as tabloid reporter Marcello, the role that made him an international sensation. Marcello's beat is Rome's international jet-set, an exotic world indelibly brought to life by Fellini's iconic images and composer Nino Rota's classic score. In pursuit of the next big scandal, Marcello is continually seduced and repulsed by the hedonistic lifestyle of the rich, amoral and bored to whom nothing is sacred. Marcello's unforgettable encounters with an American star (Anita Ekberg), his wealthy lover (Anouk Aimee), his suicidal girlfriend, his cultured mentor, and his estranged father lay bare the emptiness behind the glitz of "the sweet life." The most talked about film of its day, La Dolce Vita is a towering achievement in world cinema, and one of the most popular and influential films of all time.
Restored by Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory in association with The Film Foundation, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia-Cineteca Nazionale, Pathé, Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, Mediaset-Medusa, Paramount Pictures and Cinecittà Luce. Restoration funding provided by Gucci and The Film Foundation.