Opening with the striking panorama of a statue of Christ suspended by helicopter, flying across the city of Rome, Federico Fellini’s epic satire La Dolce Vita charted seven episodes in the life of fashionable tabloid journalist Marcello Rubini (Marcello Mastroianni) amidst the decadent excess of postwar Roman cafe society and celebrity culture. Torn between making something of himself as a writer among the intellectual elite or continuing to drift through the carefree and hedonistic lifestyle of a popular gossip columnist, the film's final episode reveals our hero chose to delve further into the underworld by becoming a publicity agent. A satirical commentary on the decadence and moral decay of modern Europe, Fellini's critically acclaimed critique of "the sweet life" was a worldwide box-office sensation on its release in 1960, going on to win the Palme d'Or at Cannes and receive four Oscar nominations including Best Director. Featuring one of the most iconic scenes in movie history, when Anita Ekberg frolics through the Trevi fountain as Hollywood actress Sylvia, the film endures as one of the greats of world cinema. Issued for the first American release in April 1961 and hailing "the most talked about - the most shocked about film of our years," this classic US One Sheet features a divine black and white still from the famous fountain scene in which Ekberg holds a snowy kitten as she strolls the streets of Rome.
Conservation backed on linen with no restoration. Backing has smoothed and diminished one vertical and three horizontal machine folds and negligible nicks to edges. Minor wear to crossfolds. Image and colours excellent.