A predictor of our own gossip and fame-obsessed society, Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini's biggest hit won a New York Film Critics Circle Award and the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. It was condemned by the Vatican, widely censored, and banned in Spain. Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekerg star in the groundbreaking 1960s satire, a tale of hedonistic excess, decadence, and "la dolce vita" - the sweet life. 3 hrs on 1 DVD. B&W. Italian with English subtitles.
• New 4K digital restoration by the Film Foundation
• New visual essay by : : kogonada
• New interview with filmmaker Lina Wertmüller, who worked as assistant director on the film
• Scholar David Forgacs discusses the period in Italy's history when the film was made
• New interview with Italian film journalist Antonello Sarno about the outlandish fashions seen in the film
• Audio interview with actor Marcello Mastroianni from the early 1960s, conducted by film historian Gideon Bachmann
• Felliniana, a presentation of ephemera related to La Dolce Vita from the collection of Don Young
• PLUS: An essay by critic Gary Giddins
Run Time: 174 minutes
Number of discs: 2
Foreign Language Subtitles: English
Color or B&W: B&W
Region Code: 1
Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée
A huge worldwide success, La Dolce Vita won several awards, including a New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Film and the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.