La Dolce Vita (Water Scene) (Anita Ekkberg) - Framed Picture - 12" x 16"
La Dolce Vita is a 1960 Italian comedy-drama film directed and co-written by Federico Fellini.
The film follows Marcello Rubini, a journalist writing for gossip magazines, over seven days and nights on his journey through the "sweet life" of Rome in a fruitless search for love and happiness.
La Dolce Vita remains one of the most critically acclaimed films of all time.
Perceived by the Catholic Church as a parody of the second coming of Jesus, the opening scene and the film as a whole were condemned by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano in 1960. Subject to widespread censorship, the film was banned in Spain, until the death of Franco in 1975.
One of the characters (Paparazzo) is the inspiration for the popular term "paparazzi,".