The year-round film series that marks the centenary of Italian director Federico Fellini's birth will begin at the Art-kino with the evergreen La Dolce Vita, the first film to step out of neorealism and sovereignly (Grand Prix at Cannes) announced a new, modernist phase in the author's work whose camera viewpoint is directed from the neglected provinces and hopes of small people towards the life of the metropolis, and sets the thematic focus on individuals undergoing an identity crisis. The film is a playful critique of a saturated society filled with boredom in search of sensations, and follows one day in the life of journalist Marcello Rubini (Marcello Mastroianni), surrounded by glamor and spectacle with which he can no longer be identified due to his spiritual impotence.
Before the screening of the film, a roundtable will be held on the subject of the life and work by Federico Fellini, with the participation of croatist Saša Stanić, culturologist Boris Ružić and comparatist Nikica Gilić.
Program schedule: Monday, January 20th, 2020.
At 6pm: Roundtable: The Year of Federico Fellini / Participants: Nikica Gilić, Saša Stanić, Boris Ružić
At 7pm: La dolce vita, Directed by Federico Fellini, Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée; Italy / France, 1960, 174 min. - drama / comedy