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La dolce vita (online screening)



La dolce vita (online screening)

Bittersweet...such is life - Vite in agrodolce

The Italian Cultural Institute, thanks to the collaboration with one of its consolidated local partners, the CPAC (Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre), is pleased to be able to confirm the offer, even if reduced and offered online, of a series of movie screenings.

felliniThis is the reduced version of the contemporary Italian cinema series Bittersweet ... such is life – Vite in agrodolce that was due to start on March 31 at the cultural hub of the City of Liverpool, the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, and that, due to the known restrictions put in place because of the COVID-19 emergency, had to be cancelled.

The films are now three, and two of those were directed by a true giant of Italian cinema, Federico Fellini, whose 100th birth anniversary recurs in 2020.

The first film presented within the series is one of the most celebrated masterpieces by the Italian director:

LA DOLCE VITA, directed by Federico Fellini, 1960 (178’)

The movie, starring alongside Marcello Mastroianni Swedish movie goddess Anita la dolce vita internoEkberg, depicts seven days (and nights) in the life of a Marcello Rubini, a Roman journalist writing for gossip magazines torn between making something serious of his life or drifting along on a pleasant if empty stream of casual affairs and profitable, but meaningless, newspaper and magazine work. In the course of the week, he flirts with a visiting movie star, has a couple of encounters with a bored socialite, one of them in a prostitute's bedroom, is shocked when Steiner, a "serious" writer and deep thinker kills himself and his children, and generally ignores his adoring girlfriend. In the end, he seems to have cut himself adrift on a sea of frivolity and self-disgust, with no real idea of how to find his way "home" again.

La Dolce Vita won the Palm d’Or at the 1960 Cannes Film Festival and the Oscar for Best Costumes and remains one of the most critically acclaimed films of all time.

All those interested in watching the movies can book by using the following link: 

The screening is intended as a once-only event and it will therefore not be possible to access the links on other dates or at times other than those indicated. Two days before the date set for the film's screening all the people who have booked will receive an email with the access link to the online platform and the password to be used for watching the movie.

You can download the flyer of the whole series HERE.


Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Time: From 7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

In collaboration with : Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Entrance : Free