Directed by Federico Fellini
Fellini's first, truly
wonderful feature is the story of a group of second-rate theatrical performers on tour.
The aging manager of the company falls in love with a newcomer, to the chagrin of his
faithful mistress (Giulietta Masina). Though co-directed by Alberto Lattuada, "this
is Fellini's film rather than Lattuada's. Already present in his special 'universe': his
sense of irony, his baroque qualities, his sympathy for and delight in downtrodden
eccentrics, and his portrait of 'bidones' striving comically to find themselves"
(Georges Sadoul). Italian with English subtitles.