Federico Fellini directed the 1953 Italian comedy-drama I vitelloni from a script written by Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, and Tullio Pinelli. The narrative follows five young Italian guys at pivotal periods in their small-town lives.
The film features distinct personal aspects that mirror key socioeconomic developments in 1950s Italy and is seen as a pivotal effort in the director’s artistic career. The film’s popularity revived Fellini’s reputation following The White Sheik’s economic disaster. It won the Venice Film Festival Silver Lion in 1953 and an Academy Award nomination for Best Writing in 1958. (1952).