In this cynical and comic film from director Luchino Visconti, Sylvia Magnani plays a "stage mother" who pushes her young daughter into a screen test at a movie studio. While Magnani places a high value on the dream of stardom for her child, her abusive husband doesn't share her desires, and the crushing competition in the industry does little to encourage Magnani's hopes. With Walter Chiari, Tina Apicella. 111 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Italian; Subtitles: English. In Italian with English subtitles.