La Dolce Vita

  • Dir: Federico Fellini

  • Italy, 1960, 176 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée

This Oscar-winning Palme d’Or winner rocketed Fellini and Mastroianni to international stardom in, ironically, a scathing satire of celebrity culture, and an incisive commentary on Rome’s deepening decadence. Leaping from one visual extravaganza to another, the camera accompanies Mastroianni’s tabloid journalist – a paparazzo, a term first coined in this film – as he chases through glamor or tedium for stories and women. Most unforgettable is the scene of Anita Ekberg wading into the Trevi Fountain, along with Fellini immersing himself in his fascinating vision.

Cannes Film Festival: Palme d’Or

Academy Awards: Best Costume Design (Black-and-White)

Federico Fellini 100 is part of the Federico Fellini 100 Tour, a series of centennial tributes to Federico Fellini (1920–1993), which will travel to major museums and film institutions worldwide, coordinated by Paola Ruggiero and Camilla Cormanni from Luce Cinecittà. All films (unless noted) have been digitally restored by Luce Cinecittà, Cineteca di Bologna and Cine teca Nazionale.


In-theatre Screening

  • Full House2020-12-12 (Sat)
    Full House2020-12-13 (Sun)
    Buy Tickets2021-04-18 (Sun)
    Buy Tickets2021-04-23 (Fri)


1. Screenings at Emperor Cinemas iSQUARE, Emperor Cinemas Times Square and PREMIERE Elements : tickets are available at URBTIX till 5pm one day before respective screening, after which tickets will be available only at the box office of the respective venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

2. Screenings at HK Arts Centre and M+ Cinema : tickets are available at URBTIX outlets until one hour before the screening, after which tickets are available at URBTIX website and mobile app. On-the-day tickets will also be available at the Self-service Ticketing Kiosk of the respective venue, subject to availability.

3. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

4. While it is the HKIFFS’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, the HKIFFS appreciates its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.