Play Dates

March 5        Minneapolis, MN        ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF MSP

April 12        Winchester, VA        ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA

April 14 – 20        Eugene, OR        ART HOUSE CINEMA

April 20 & May 11        New York, NY        MoMA
Rialto at 25

May 3        Seattle, WA        FESTA ITALIANA


Nights of Cabiria Play Dates


Italy/France, 1957
Director: Federico Fellini
Producer: Dino De Laurentiis
Cast: Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Amedeo Nazzari
Screenwriter: Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Pier Paolo Pasolini
Cinematography: Aldo Tonti
Music: Nino Rota
Song "Lla Ri Lla Ra" by Rota & Bonagura
Genre: Drama
Black & White
Aspect Ratio
: 1.33:1
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Running Time: 117 minutes

In the role that won her the Best Actress award at Cannes, Giulietta Masina stars as “Cabiria,” a tough Roman streetwalker who, after a near-drowning by her pimp boyfriend, is swept off her feet by a square, but sympathetic, accountant…until a final disillusionment. Federico Fellini’s showcase for his wife won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film of its year. 

Awards and Recognition:
Best Foreign Film (Academy Awards, 1957)
Grand Prize (Italian Critics' Awards, 1957)
Best Actress (Cannes Film Festival, 1957)
Best Supporting Actress (Italian Oscars, 1958)
Nastro D'Argento - Silver Ribbon (Italian Oscars, 1958)
Audience Favorite (Seattle Film Festival, 1998)

Reviews and Quotes 2

— Pauline Kael

One cannot describe the emotions that flicker across Masina's face!"
— J. Hoberman

— Dennis Dermody, Paper

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