Synopsis by Robert Firsching
This charming fantasy concerns a young orphan named Marietto who believes that he must select his own mother. Escaping from the orphanage, he latches on to Camilla (Vera Cecova), a famous ballerina who cannot seem to dissuade the mischievous youth, no matter how hard she tries. Finally, God (Vittorio De Sica) intervenes, and Camilla marries the man she loves, adopting Marietto as their son. Gabriele Ferzetti co-stars in this engaging comic parable, and De Sica is wonderful as a kind, if curmudgeonly, deity.
parent, search, adoption, ballet-dance, coming-of-age, loneliness, mother, orphan, wealth