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Updated: Wed, 01 May 2013 14:30:00 GMT | By Tom Phillips
Cannes scandals: the film festival's history of controversy

1960 - Catholic Church not happy about La dolce vita



1960 - Catholic Church not happy about La dolce vita (© Everett Collection / Rex Features)
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This wasn't the first time the Catholic Church had got upset about a film at Cannes. In 1960, Federico Fellini's La dolce vita - now considered a classic - won the Palme d'Or at Cannes. But it wasn't popular with the Church, who condemned it as a mockery of Christ's second coming. The film was banned and censored in many countries.

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