Fellini’s first colour film is an homage to his real-life wife, Giulietta Masina who gives a superb yet nuanced performance in this stunning cinema classic.
Giulietta plays her namesake, a bored, timid and unfulfilled wife who, suspecting her husband’s infidelity, enters a surreal fantasy journey of self-discovery filled with dreams and fantasies. Much of her fantasies involve her sexually liberated neighbour Suzy, played by Sandra Milo (Fellini’s lover in real life!! - those Italians can be so ‘adult' about things!)
Fellini becomes Felliniesque - and for the 1st time, in colour! emphasised as always though by a delightful whimsical Nino Rota score.