Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Maurizio Porro, Aimee Anouk.
Director: Federico Fellini
Duration: 178 minutes
Year Of Production: 1960
SINOSSI ITALIANA: Marcello Rubini (Marcello Mastroianni) Ã¨ un giornalista che scrive per un rotocalco scandalistico, pur con la speranza di diventare un giorno uno scrittore di cose serie. Per sette notti e altrettanti giorni, egli diventa la guida di un viaggio attraverso la dolce vita romana.
ENGLISH SYNOPSIS: Arguably Felliniâ€™s greatest film, La Dolce Vita is a searing critique of a celebrity-obsessed, hedonistic world as seen through the eyes of a fluff-peddling journalist - Marcello Mastroianni famously plays a gossip columnist and would-be novelist who chronicles "the sweet life'' of fading aristocrats, second-rate movie stars and aging playboys in high society Rome in the 50s. Armed with his â€œpaparazziâ€ (the film coined the term), the philandering Marcello ultimately succumbs to loneliness, meaningless and tragedy as he flees his obsessive, suicidal fiancÃ© while vainly vying for the affections of a vivacious screen goddess (Anita Ekberg). A departure from Felliniâ€™s earlier neorealist films (I Vitelloni, La Strada), La Dolce Vita ushered the more surreal, lyrical style of colour films like Juliet of the Spirits, and, winner of the Palme D'Or at Cannes (1960), remains a milestone of European cinema.