"Especially sardonic in its soft-edged way." - Mark Chalon Smith, LA Times
"Full of subtle and beautifully achieved dramatic and comic moments." - Tom Piazza, The Criterion Collection
"What makes I VITELLONI so resonant and lovely is the way chaotic, festive moments are shown to be part of the basic rhythm of Italian provincial life, bursts of color and noise in a landscape of quiet workaday routine." - A.O. Scott, New York Times
Five young men linger in a postadolescent limbo, dreaming of adventure and escape from their small seacoast town. They while away their time spending the lira doled out by their indulgent families on drink, women, and nights at the local pool hall. Federico Fellini’s second solo directorial effort (originally released in the U.S. as THE YOUNG AND THE PASSIONATE) is a semi autobiographical masterpiece of sharply drawn character sketches: Skirt chaser Fausto, forced to marry a girl he has impregnated; Alberto, the perpetual child; Leopoldo, a writer thirsting for fame; and Moraldo, the only member of the group troubled by a moral conscience. An international success and recipient of an Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Screenplay, I VITELLONI compassionately details a year in the life of a group of small-town layabouts struggling to find meaning in their lives. (Criterion Collection)
Festivals, Awards & Nominations
Nominee - Academy Award for Original Screenplay
Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film, New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Winner - Silver Lion, Venice Film Festival
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Staggered showtimes and ample time between shows to mitigate crowds
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