Lucy, a small-town girl from Ohio, has been shielded from all the bad in the world by her mother Clair, including Clair’s own terminal illness. Claire’s no-BS sister urges Claire to break her silence before it’s too late. Lucy, aware that something is up, goes to Cleveland for an ill-fated job interview. She stumbles upon a festival of Oscar-winning Federico Fellini’s films and is instantly swept away. The cleverly enigmatic tragicomedy leaves Lucy aching for answers. In a burst of courage, she leaves home to find the filmmaker and unlock his mysterious enigma and her own. What follows is a strange and spectacular journey through the romantic dreamscapes of Italy, as she encounters characters, fantasies and nightmares from Fellini’s films. Her journey, counterpoints Claire’s gradual decline into death. Apart but connected, they fulfill both of their dreams as truth and fiction intertwine into the ultimate Felliniesque journey.
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