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Mastroianni and Ekberg in 'La dolce vita'

'La dolce vita' closes a trilogy commemorating Federico Fellini at Cinemes Verdi

The film, starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg, will be screened on Thursday 25 October.

31 October will be the 25th anniversary of the death of the Italian screenplay writer and film director Federico Fellini. Barcelona’s Cinemes Verdi is commemorating that fact with the screening of three of his films in their Thursday evening Essentials film cycle: I viteloni on 11 October, Giulietta degli spiriti on the 18th and La dolce vita on the 25th.

In Fellini’s most iconic film, Mastroianni plays a reporter documenting high society in Rome who has a fiancée and a jealous lover but who falls for Sylvia, an American actress played by Ekberg. The most iconic scene in the films is, perhaps, that of Marcello and Sylvia splashing around together in the Fontana di Trevi, though other locations in Rome are also ever-present, including the Via Veneto. As you will see in the original version cut screened at Verdi, the languages used in the film are English, German, French and Italian, and in fact is responsible for coining the term “paparazzi”. The soundtrack of the film, which won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival is another of its strong points.

Additional information is available at the following link.

Publication date: Thursday, 18 October 2018
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