La Dolce Vita

Friday, July 1 - Thursday, July 7, 2016

“The opening shot shows a helicopter lifting a statue of Christ into the skies and out of Rome. God departs and paves the way for Fellini’s extraordinarily prophetic vision of a generation’s spiritual and moral decay. The depravity is gauged against the exploits of Marcello (Mastroianni), a playboy hack who seeks out sensationalist stories by bedding socialites and going to parties. Marcello is both repelled by and drawn to the lifestyles he records: he becomes besotted with a fleshy, dimwit starlet (Ekberg), he joins in the media hysteria surrounding a child’s alleged sighting of the Virgin Mary, yet he longs for the bohemian life of his intellectual friend Steiner (Cuny)… the stylish cinematography and Fellini’s bizarre, extravagant visuals are absolutely riveting.” –Time Out (London)
Part of the series Fellini, July 1-September 25
  • Country Italy
  • Language Italian with English subtitles
  • Year 1960
  • Running Time 180 minutes
  • Director Federico Fellini