Lights of Variety
Luci del varietà
Fellini’s first credit as director follows the fortunes of a travelling theatrical troupe.
Dirs Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada
With Peppino De Filippo, Carla Del Poggio, Giulietta Masina
After several years working as a screenwriter and assistant on films such as Roberto Rossellini’s neorealist classics Rome Open City and Paisan, Fellini was given the chance to co-write and direct his first feature. It was inspired by the director’s memories of touring the Italian provinces with a variety show and offers a fascinating glimpse of themes and situations which would be more fully developed in later works.
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