(out of 5)

Fellini’s tribute to his adopted home is a plotless, sometimes metaphysical odyssey through the Eternal City. There are Papal fashion shows, trips through brothels, archaeological excavations and even glimpses of popular Italian movie stars ( and among them). It’s visually splendid, but some viewers will find it frustrating and eventually boring, while Fellini fans will find much to enjoy about it even if La Dolce Vita did a better job of exploring Roman culture while employing a stronger narrative.


Italy/France, 1972

Directed by

Story and Screenplay by Federico Fellini,

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by Danilo Donati

Film Editing by

The Criterion Collection

Cast Tags:  , , , , , , , , , ,

British Academy Award Nomination
Best Art Direction



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