2. LA DOLCE VITA (1960) di Federico Fellini
This memorable movie is probably more about places and suggestion than about the stories of its protagonists. We could say it’s almost an “evanescent” masterpiece, capable of taking the hand of the watchers and guide them into a bi-dimensional journey, between the purest illusion and the reality of the sets. We don’t need to remind you that this movie is set in Rome, the wonderful, eternal Rome, so fascinating and mundane, where the main character played by Marcello Mastroianni loses himself into a roller coaster of emotions and relationships.
Writer George Simenon served as head of the jury of Cannes Fim Festival – some 60 years ago now – and awarded Fellini’s masterpiece with the famous Palme d’or even though the movie did not receive positive receptions and the public heavily booed it. Against all negative criticism, Simenon stood his ground and defended Fellini describing his film as a pillar of cinematography, and epic masterpiece that marks the transition between the old traditions and the new; Fellini at his best. Continue reading clicking the below button >