Part of Feast on Fellini, this month on Curzon12.
Our Fellini feast concludes with his iconic, satirical masterpiece La Dolce Vita.
Would 1960s Rome have become quite the magnet for the celebrity elite had master filmmaker Federico Fellini not brought his camera to bear on it in his Palme d'Or-winning satire? Back in cinemas and Curzon Home Cinema for what would have been the director's 100th birthday, 'La Dolce Vita' is widely regarded as Fellini's masterpiece.
From it’s celebrated opening of a statue of Christ helicoptered over the Italian capital, Fellini’s film is littered with iconic images. There’s Anita Ekberg in the Trevi Fountain and Marcello Mastroianni, the very definition of cool, living it up with the beau monde. But beyond the glitz, Fellini offered a startling portrait of Italian life and the dream of a new age that didn’t work out for the majority of Rome and the country’s citizens.
★★★★★ "A sexy, surreal masterpiece of modernity" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★★ "This and 8 1/2 are Fellini's great masterpieces" - David Parkinson, Empire