(Dir. Federico Fellini, Italy, 1953, PG, B&W, subtitles)
We mark the centenary of Federico Fellini’s birth with his first critical and commercial success, an influential coming of age drama. Five young men spend the summer dreaming of adventure and escape from their small coastal town. It’s a wistful, handsome piece proving the point that the first of a genre is often the best.
‘The beautiful, lesser-known ”I Vitelloni”, Fellini wrote and directed [it] just before he started down that ”Felliniesque” road on which he could not safely be followed.’ Terrence Rafferty, New York Times
“Lyrical film about male friendship … responsible for half the great films released in America in the past half-century.” Tom Shone, Sunday Times.
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