La Dolce Vita: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1960) / Region A
La Dolce Vita: The Criterion Collection

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La Dolce Vita: The Criterion Collection

The biggest hit from the most popular Italian filmmaker of all time, La dolce vita rocketed Federico Fellini to international mainstream success - ironically, by offering a damning critique of the culture of stardom. A look at the darkness beneath the seductive lifestyles of Rome's rich and glamorous, the film follows a notorious celebrity journalist (a sublimely cool Marcello Mastroianni) during a hectic week spent on the peripheries of the spotlight. This mordant picture was an incisive commentary on the deepening decadence of contemporary Europe, and it provided a prescient glimpse of just how gossip - and fame-obsessed our society would become.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Aug 20 2014
  • Production Year 1960
  • Empire SKU 1709495
  • UPC Code 715515128919
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


New 4K digital restoration by the Film Foundation, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
New interview with filmmaker Lina Wertmuller, who worked as assistant director on the film
New interview with scholar David Forgacs discusses the period in Italy’s history when the film was made
New interview with Italian film journalist Antonello Sarno
Interview with director Federico Fellini from 1965
Audio interview with actor Marcello Mastroianni from the early 1960s
Felliniana, a presentation of ephemera related to La dolce vita from the collection of Don Young
New visual essay by : : kogonada
PLUS: An essay by critic Gary Giddins


  • Audio
    Italian Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 2.35:1 B&W

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