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La dolce vita

Directed by Federico Fellini
Italy, France, 1960


This Palme d’Or-winning international sensation chronicles seven days in the life of a playboy paparazzo named Marcello Rubini as he gallivants around the vibrant city of Rome.

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La dolce vita Directed by Federico Fellini

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1960 | Winner: Palme d'Or

Academy Awards

1962 | Winner: Best Costume Design, Black-and-White

1962 | 3 nominations including: Best Director

All that we think we want, we don’t know and can’t control. The dark circus of life, the visual power. Moral force, savage indictment. Intoxicating on every level.
July 18, 2018
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Fellini finds an aching, unshakeable truth about the power and rot of fictions, and the perilous state of existential being those who facilitate these myths and stories find themselves in.
October 23, 2014
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[Fellini’s] best films live and breathe and morph, none more so than the picaresque La dolce vita(1960), which may be his most nearly perfect, astutely rueful, least sentimental work: an improbably entertaining, three-hour tragicomedy about people frantically trying, without much success, to stay entertained. [It’s also] one of the most prescient of all films.
October 21, 2014
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