Returning to themes initially explored in La strada (1954), Fellini creates a story about the soul whispers that only madmen and vagabonds can hear.
Federico Fellini‘s 1990 Italian drama-comedy film The Voice of the Moon stars Roberto Benigni, Paolo Villaggio, and Nadia Ottaviani. The film is about a fake inspector of wells and a former prefect who wander through the Emilia-Romagna countryside of Fellini’s childhood and discover a dystopia of television commercials, fascism, beauty pageants, rock music, Catholicism, and pagan ritual. It is based on Ermano Cavazzoni’s novel Il poema dei lunatici and revisits themes Fellini first explored in La strada (1954). David di Donatello Awards were given to the film for Best Actor, Best Editing, and Best Production Design, as well as nominations for Best Director, Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Music, and Best Producer. Fellini’s final film before his death in 1993 was The Voice of the Moon.