Amelia and Pippo are reunited after several decades to perform their old music-hall act (imitating Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers) on a TV variety show. It's both a touchingly nostalgic ... See full summary »
In 1914, a luxury ship leaves Italy in order to scatter the ashes of a famous opera singer. A lovable bumbling journalist chronicles the voyage and meets the singer's many eccentric friends and admirers.
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I liked this film very much and was touched by this well casted family reunion. Well balanced; often funny and often sad, Giulietta Masina as the 70 years old mother who reunites her children for a last meal on the recently sold family estate, gives a magistral interpretation. The pacing of the film and the editing is well done. Although I did not know any of the actors they made me feel I was part of their family and I came to know their characters as well as the individuals in my own family reunions. We received this film as a Xmas gift and it took us one month to even consider running it. Actually I forced my eldest son to sit and watch. Soon my whole family of six were glued to the screen til the end. Nice isn't it?
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