Interesting, but unsatisfiying movie about theatre. Muddled though much of the movie. Some very nice perforances. Hard to get a handle on. The whole torturched artist thing get old quick.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis:
It's the start of the 20th century, and Tuccio, resident playwright of a theatre repertory company offers the owners of the company his new play, "Illuminata". They reject it, saying it's not finished, and intrigue starts that involves influential critic Bevalaqua, theatre star Celimene, young lead actors and other theatre residents