Friday, November 26, 2010

La Dolce Vita

Ah, Fellini. One of the most prolific foreign directors that lived. An unique storyteller and a visionary genius, his works always make must-see lists.

Journalist and man-about-town Marcello Rubini (Marcello Mastroianni) struggles to find his place in the world, torn between the allure of Rome's elite social scene and the stifling domesticity offered by his girlfriend, all while searching for a way to become a serious writer.

I very much liked La Dolce Vita. I consider it one of Fellini's best, though I believe that his absolute best is 8 1/2. The lifestyle of 1960s Italy is best represented in La Dolce Vita. Mastroianni gives his character a self-loathing nature to make us feel more sympathetic towards him. La Dolce Vita is one of the best foreign movies ever made.

My Rating: ****1/2

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