Sunday, November 24, 2013

Federico Fellini: Le notti di Cabiria / Nights of Cabiria (1957)

Back to one of Federico Fellini's masterworks in black and white, Le notti di Cabiria / Nights of Cabiria (1957), starring Giulietta Masina in the lead role as an Italian prostitute in crisis. Fantastic.  
In Nights of Cabiria, Fellini is able to make trenchant observations about class, poverty, celebrity, wealth, the complexities of the Catholic Church, gender, money issues and the post-World War II Italian social milieu.
Cabiria has fights, dreams, hopes and fears, heightened by the dangers of her profession. Here she finds a "lucky interlude" with a movie star.   
Nights of Cabiria is another film for the ages.  And oh, yeah: it's also highly entertaining. 

Today's Rune: Protection. 


the walking man said...

Alright now I have to ask the question. When you watch these films are they in French? Or subtitled?

Erik Donald France said...

Hey WM / Mark ~~ usually DVDs will give choices, subtitles, dubbed. etc. With Nights of Cabiria, there's an English-dubbed version you can access on DVD.

Usually more fun in the original languages with subtitles, but also more work.