Dolce Vita, La: Fellini’s Masterpiece Restored at Rome Film Fest

Martin Scorsese will attend the upcoming Rome Film Festival to present the restored print of Federico Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita,” celebrating the Italian cinema classic’s 50th anniversary.

The announcement was made Monday by The Film Foundation and by Gucci, which is sponsoring the “La Dolce Vita” restoration as part of its multi-year partnership with the Scorsese-founded movie preservation non-profit.
Fellini’s 1960 masterpiece has been restored from the original widescreen negative by the Bologna Cinematheque in association with The Film Foundation, and with Rome’s Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia-Cineteca Nazionale, Pathe, the Fondation Jerome Seydoux-Pathe, Mediaset and Medusa Film, Paramount Pictures, and Cinecitta Luce.
The world premiere of the “La Dolce Vita” restoration will unspool on October 30 in Rome’s Auditorium Parco della Musica venue, followed by a Gucci-hosted gala dinner with Dante Ferretti, James Franco, Guillame Canet and Eva Mendes among expected guests.
The Eternal City extravaganza is also celebrating Fellini with an exhibition titled “Labirinto Fellini,” featuring a vast assortment of rare material, including photographs, film clips and his drawings, as well as an evocative installation, recreating some of the maestro’s movie sets.
The fifth edition of the Rome Film Fest  runs October 28-November. 5.