Top positive review
on 12 March 2015
It is very difficult to write a plot for this movie because there does not seem to be one. It is mainly nonlinear with a collection of narratives that slightly interconnect with each other. But there is a central theme and that is the change that Rome has under gone throughout the years.
Some of the characters express the feeling of nostalgia for the Eternal City of the past but beneath the surface Fellini seems to suggest that there may not have been any difference between the past and present at that time: regarding the cultural and social structure of Roman society.
It is a unique film both in its technical and narrative sense in particular where Fellini himself becomes both observer and participant off camera.
The film may not be to everyone's taste but it is something that I found very fascinating.
SFW, Subtitles, Deleted Scenes, Choice of audio effect.