Nights of Cabiria

  • Dir: Federico Fellini

  • Italy, 1957, 118 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Franca Marzi

Giulietta Masina is Cabiria, at times a waiflike prostitute who takes pride in owning a humble house by the sea, at times a tough cookie getting into fights and hiding to avoid police raids. A sinner seeking redemption from the Virgin Mary, and simultaneously a saint unyieldingly searching for true love. Betrayed time and again, Cabiria’s face retains its indomitable resolve, carrying her proudly through the gutters of Rome. Masina’s Chaplinesque innocence and comic invention deservedly won her Best Actress at Cannes, and Fellini would advance towards the consummate visual grandeur of La Dolce Vita.

Academy Awards: Best Foreign Language Film

Cannes Film Festival: Best Actress

Federico Fellini 100 is part of the Federico Fellini 100 Tour, a series of centennial tributes to Federico Fellini (1920–1993), which will travel to major museums and film institutions worldwide, coordinated by Paola Ruggiero and Camilla Cormanni from Luce Cinecittà. All films (unless noted) have been digitally restored by Luce Cinecittà, Cineteca di Bologna and Cine teca Nazionale.


In-theatre Screening

  • Full House2020-11-07 (Sat)
    Full House2020-12-12 (Sat)
    Buy Tickets2021-04-17 (Sat)


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