Welcome to
Golden Age cinema and bar
established MMXIII

Paramount House
80 Commonwealth Street
Surry Hills, Sydney

La Dolce Vita

(Rated M)

<img alt=" data-lowsrc="" data-sizes="(max-width: 1300px) 100vw, 1400px" data-src="" data-srcset="" class="lazyload">
"You are the first woman on the first day of creation"

Session Times



La Dolce Vita means ‘the sweet life’, which is exactly what Marcello (Marcello Mastroianni) explores over a week in Rome. A journalist — and a prize cad — Marcello roams the romantic Italian city searching for love, excitement and happiness. Broken into a series of gorgeous vignettes, we follow Marcello as he crosses paths with beautiful and mysterious women while on assignment. A statue of Christ flies over the city, he meets a beautiful heiress (Anouk Aimée) and then an enigmatic Swedish actress (Anita Ekberg) and then a... well, there are ... quite a few women that Marcello meets on his search for 'true' love. Director Federico Fellini defies the usual filmic narrative structure, instead giving us sweeping studies of Italian society. An absolute classic, La Dolce Vita is rightly considered Fellini’s masterpiece.

Why You Should See This Film

Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1960, La Dolce Vita was also nominated for four Academy Awards, even winning one for Best Costume Design. Oft cited as one of the most important and beautiful films ever made, it was recently ranked as #11 in Empire Magazine's list of ‘100 Best Films of World Cinema’ and you may see some similarity between this film and previous Oscar Winner for Best Foreign Language Film The Great Beauty. Not to mention that fountain scene!

Session Times


Session Times

There are no scheduled sessions for this film. Please return to the Now Showing page for upcoming films.

Select Session

  • Year: 1960
  • Rating: M
  • Director: Federico Fellini
  • Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Language: Italian with English subtitles
Join the Cult

Join the Cult

For only $30 per year your Golden Age Film Club Membership gets you discounted tickets, a gift pass, exclusive events, free popcorn & more.
Cinema Snacks

Cinema Snacks

Whether it's a Big Cheese Toastie, a Gelato Messina Choc-Top or our renowned Cocktail Popcorn, pair your ticket with a delicious selection of snacks from the bar.
More Films You Might Like


Sign up for the Golden Age newsletter