03 Jan Restored version of La Dolce Vita
Martin Scorsese dedicated to film restoration, worked with the Film Library of Bologna, Medusa Film, Pathé, Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, Paramount Pictures and Cinecittà Light.
The original camera negative was filmed in Dupont Totalscope (2.35:1) was made available by Mediaset, Medusa Film, scanned at a resolution of 4K and subjected to 8,000 hours of digital cleaning needed to repair the ravages of time, scratch and to come.
During the restoration of the film were examined all the materials available, including a vintage lavander CSC-preserved by the National Film Archive. Thanks to the work of restoration, the Film Library of Bologna has discovered some new scenes from the film, presumably from the cuts made just before the Fellini film. This unique material, never seen before, is about 10 minutes of footage. During the filming Fellini call ‘on-set friends, intellectuals and journalists who saw different versions of the film.
The sweet life of the restoration was made possible thanks to the renewed commitment of GUCCI in film restoration through the work of The Film Foundation. Recently, these two organizations have collaborated with the Film Library of Bologna with three other important restoration of Italian films: The Girlfriends (1955) by Michelangelo Antonioni, Senso (1954) and The Leopard (1963) by Luchino Visconti.