La Dolce Vita

Cinematheque

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.


In the film, the restless reporter Marcello Rubini (Mastroianni) drifts through life in Rome. While Marcello contends with the overdose taken by his girlfriend, Emma (Yvonne Furneaux), he also pursues heiress Maddalena (Anouk Aimée) and movie star Sylvia (Anita Ekberg), embracing a carefree approach to living. Despite his hedonistic attitude, Marcello does have moments of quiet reflection, resulting in an intriguing cinematic character study.

Showings
Jan 18th @ 6:00 pm @ SFF Cinematheque
  • Year:
    1960
  • Runtime:
    174 minutes
  • Language:
    Italian
  • Country:
    Italy
  • Director:
    Federico Fellini
  • Screenwriter:
    Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Brunello Rondi
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