A newly restored print of Fellini's directorial debut. The film features the director's wife and frequent collaborator, Giulietta Masina, and it introduces Fellini's affection for carnivalesque characters and the variety show, both of which influenced much of his later work. The movie features the onstage and backstage antics of a provincial troupe of lovably inept vaudeville performers travelling laboriously from one small town to another for little pay and ever-uncertain receptions.
Cast: Giulietta Masina, Peppino De Filippo, Carla del Poggio, John Kitzmiller.
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