Director: Federico Fellini
Arguably one of the greatest directors to have ever lived, Fellini forever changed the way we watched, understood and made film. This year MIFF is holding a special, one-off screening of his revolutionary 1960 opus, La Dolce Vita, featuring a fully restored print courtesy of Gucci and The Film Foundation.
A poignant and enigmatic exploration of a decaying Italy lost in decadence, La Dolce Vita was one of the first films to abandon traditional narrative in favour of a freeform episodic structure. Banned in Italy but instantly recognised as a masterpiece by critics, it has gone on to become one of the most revered films in the history of cinema.
D Federico Fellini P Giuseppe Amato, Angelo Rizzoli for Riama Film, Société Nouvelle Pathé Cinéma S Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, Brunello Rondi, Pier Paolo Pasolini L Italian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/1960
This print was restored by Cineteca di Bologna at L'Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory in association with The Film Foundation, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia-Cineteca Nazionale, Pathé, Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, Mediaset - Medusa, Paramount Pictures and Cinecittà Luce.
Restoration funding provided by Gucci and The Film Foundation.
Image appears courtesy of (c) Cineteca di Bologna / Reporters Associati