Play Dates

May 29        Washington, DC        SUNS CINEMA

July 14        Miami, FL        COSFORD CINEMA


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)

4K restoration by TF1 Studio and Studiocanal, with the support of the CNC. Restored from an interpositive and French and Italian soundtrack negatives. Digital and photochemical restoration work carried out by L'Image Retrouvée

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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