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La Dolce Vita

2hrs 54mins
Directed by
Federico Fellini
Marcello Mastroianni,
Anita Ekberg,
Anouk Aimée
Film Language
in Italian with English subtitles

The biggest hit from the most popular Italian filmmaker of all time, La Dolce Vita rocketed Federico Fellini to international mainstream success — ironically, by offering a damning critique of the culture of stardom.

A look at the darkness beneath the seductive lifestyles of Rome’s rich and glamorous, the film follows a notorious celebrity journalist (a sublimely cool Marcello Mastroianni) during a hectic week spent on the peripheries of the spotlight. This mordant picture was an incisive commentary on the deepening decadence of contemporary Europe, and it provided a prescient glimpse of just how gossip and fame-obsessed our society would become. Winner of the 1960 Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.


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