La Dolce Vita

image from the film La Dolce Vita

image from Fellini’s LA DOLCE VITA

A long and episodic portrait of Rome—a debauched, dark, glamorous and ugly place—seen through the eyes of Marcello (Mastroianni), a cynical journalist. Fellini succeeds in depicting a modern day Rome full of corruption and vice and overlaying that with a powerful allegorical tale of the end of the world. “Mastroianni is excellent, often deliberately bearing an uncanny resemblance to Fellini himself.” (Variety)