像是 Marcello 對父愛的陌生與依戀。
結尾並不是很明朗，不過 Marcello 好奇又無謂的神情是烙在我腦海中的最後一幕。
The conflict of Marcello’s mixed feelings to his father impressed me. There’s only modest interaction between the father and the son; however, the son’s behavior talked. He gave every effort to welcome his father carefully; after failing to keep his father stay for one more night, he followed his father’s leaving taxi disappointedly. Marcello’s uninhibitedness is just the same as his father’s earlier life, but deep inside, I can feel his longing for his father’s love. And with guiltiness of carelessness to his family, the father cared about his son as well. Even though, Fellini gave them only one night getting together.
The illusory life, the adrift love and the lost sense of belonging fills the film. Funny parties and absurd relationships once and once revealed the feeble spirit of those capitalists; the black-and-white frames didn’t miss any of the fractions out but contrarily stood them out. Rome pillars, fountains and open cars; women’s perfectly round busts and alluring looks; the confidence, confusion and frivolity in Marcello’s enthusiastic and lonely eyes. The illusory living and adrift affairs bring excitement but also deepen the loneliness in a heart. Does the sense of belonging never exist, or does it fade away over time? Fellini wasn’t answering. Maybe he just want his audiences to listen to their own answers.
The ending was obscure to me. Just the curious and senseless look on Marcello’s face were snapshotted in my mind to be the last scene.