Both have our top 5-star ratings, both were Oscar winners, and both are returning to cinemas for the first time in 4K. We are talking about “La Dolce Vita” and “The Piano”.
Studiocanal is bringing the two film classics back to the cinemas in a 4K restoration, where the films, which already have an impressive visual splendor, can be seen even better than ever on the big screen. And those who want to take the films home in the new version will of course also be considered.
- Jane Campion’s “The Piano” can be seen again in cinemas from June 16, 2022 – the 4K Blu-ray will then be released on August 11, 2022!
- Federico Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita” will be back in cinemas on July 14, 2022. The 4K Blu-ray has already been released.
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» “La Dolce Vita” on Amazon*
“The Piano”: An intensive cinema drama
In “The Piano” we follow the mute Ada (Holly Hunter) who arrives with her young daughter Flora (Anna Paquin) in New Zealand, where an arranged marriage awaits her with cold farmer Alisdair Stewart (Sam Neill). Ada only hopes for some consolation in the desert from the piano she has brought with her, but her new husband makes it clear that he doesn’t think much of the bulky instrument. He leaves it on the beach first and then sells it to his neighbor George Baines (Harvey Keitel).
Part of the purchase price is the Maori-like Englishman’s request that Ada teach him how to play the piano. But he wants more: Baines offers Ada that she can gradually buy back her instrument for certain physical services.
“The Power Of The Dog” director Jane Campion staged her moving drama with great music, impressive pictures and a strong cast. It not only won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, but also three Oscars: for Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin as best leading and supporting actresses and for best screenplay.
“La Dolce Vita”: A satire that is as evil as it is beautiful
In “La Dolce Vita” we meanwhile follow the gossip journalist and womanizer Marcello Rubini (Marcello Mastroianni), who not only wants to accompany the Roman chic people, but wants to become a part of them. But the intoxicating life has its downsides.
Federico Fellini takes decadence apart with true visual splendor and evil tips. This once caused a scandal – not only because of the topic. A scene in which supermodel Anita Ekberg bathes in light clothing in the Trevi Fountain was hotly debated – and has been widely quoted ever since. “La Dolce Vita – The Sweet Life” was also awarded the Golden Palm in Cannes. There was also an Oscar for the best costumes.
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