Le Notti di Cabiria (Nights of Cabiria) (1957)
Lopert Films released Nights of Cabiria on October 16, 1957. Federico Fellini directed the film starring Giulietta Masina, François Périer, and Franca Marzi.
‘Le Notti di Cabiria (Nights of Cabiria)’ Plot Synopsis
Cabiria is a wide-eyed streetwalker who lives in a poor section of 1957 Rome. While she’s managed to buy herself a little house and has some money in the bank, she still dreams of a miracle to save her from her current plight. After her unscrupulous boyfriend steals 40,000 lire from her, and then tries to drown her, she meets a movie star on the Via Veneto. He sweeps her off her feet for the night, and takes her home for a quick fling. Then, at a local shrine where Cabiria seeks the Madonna’s intercession, she meets an accountant who’s smitten with her. He spotted her when a vaudeville hypnotist made her act out her heart’s longings, and he begins courting her. Finally this young prostitute has a man who appreciates her for who she is.
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Lopert Films released Nights of Cabiria on October 16, 1957. Federico Fellini directed the film starring Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Franca Marzi.
Any more Fellini in your top 100, Chris?
I love most of his films….i’d say La Dolce Vita will be on Movie House Memories eventually–possibly 8½ as well.
Are you a fan of Tarkovsky?
I do not think I have seen any of his films, but I have heard good things about Solaris. Do you have recommendations for any of his films?
Not a huge fan, but I think you’d love Stalker. Who knows, maybe it will make the criterion podcast someday.