"Dear Paolo, this film is meant to remind you of some happy days spent in the summer of 1946. Naturally, you are the leading actor; your mother (your inseparable friend) always accompanies you, and your relatives, friends and acquaintances, even occasional acquaintances, make a festive crown. It is the first film, I hope, of a long series, and you will relive the places you saw and frequented, perhaps laughing, years later, seeing yourself again in your gestures, your incursions, your attitudes. I have done my best, but I too am a beginner, and I hope you will always enjoy this homage to your childhood. Dad. Ferrara, 2 October 1946.' This is the long caption of today's film, a letter from the filmmaker to his son introducing a lost or never edited film: only this text is left running on the screen together with other titles and captions edited together. "La paterna film' is Boccafogli's production company. The 'Paolineide' is the series referred to by the father. A missing film, which does not exist (anymore) and which some might call the perfect family film, where memory and oblivion coincide perfectly.