Maddalena and Spartaco reconcile after an exhausting evening.
Maddalena returns hope with a sleeping Maria only to find the filmmakers waiting at her house with a contract.
After seeing Maria's audition reel, Maddalena confronts the filmmakers about their rude comments.
Spartaco and Maddalena get into a domestic quarrel.
Maddalena tells Spartaco why she likes the movies.
Maddalena asks Annnovazzi to help her get Maria a recommendation for the film role.
Tilda Spernanzoni visits the Cecconis to teach Maria how to act.
A cherubic narrator provides an overview of Roman society in the early 1960s.