A journalist — and a prize cad — Marcello (Marcello Mastroianni) roams the romantic Italian capital searching for love, excitement and happiness. Broken into a series of gorgeous vignettes, we follow Marcello as he crosses paths with beautiful and mysterious women while on assignment. A statue of Christ flies over the city, he meets a beautiful heiress (Anouk Aimée), an enigmatic Swedish actress (Anita Ekberg), as well as a string of other women on his search for ‘true’ love. Director Federico Fellini defies the usual filmic narrative structure, instead giving us sweeping studies of Italian society. An absolute classic, La Dolce Vita is rightly considered Fellini’s masterpiece.
“Still a potent, expressionistic launch into post-war Euro-emptiness” — Village Voice
Italian, German, French