The style and themes which made Federico Fellini world famous are already apparent in this charming comedy (his first solo directorial effort), featuring such long-time collaborators as his wife, actress Giulietta Masina, and composer Nino Rota.
Fellini is an interesting case study because his most "Felliniesque" movies aren't necessarily his best, so a lot of newcomers arrive at his most famous later films and get turned off by the heaviness of the style. You have to go back to lighter early films like this to clearly see what his work was always really about: an exquisitely heartfelt affection for simple minds—for the juvenile, the lustful, and the naive.
Fellini's first solo venture behind the camera is a captivating satirical comedy about a newlywed wife who becomes enamoured with the hero of a photo-based comic strip whilst on honeymoon in Rome. The main thrust of the humour derives from the frenetic attempts of her pompous and precise husband to hide her disappearance from his family. Illusions are shattered along the way as are the self-delusions that fuel them..
Comedia sobre las fantasías italianas: Sobre la mujer que vive de las fotonovelas y el hombre que vive de las apariencias. Ambas ridiculizadas con un ambiente que a pesar de desatar drama, provoca burla.
Fellini's first solo directorial project is as Woody Allen put it, "The perfect little comedy". I agree completely. This is a small, funny, clean little movie, and Fellini's tiny masterpiece. Every second of this movie belongs where it does. Sure, you can munch on some giant movies like La Dolce Vita, and 8 1/2, but this movie's a little Fellini snack, which shows just what he is capable of, and an underrated gem.
excelente guión lleno de fellinadas, el ritmo de la película es magnífico y las situaciones que plantea tienen ese toque de caricatura que caracteriza el trazo del director. se disfruta mucho, más fellini, más!