Les Nuits de Cabiria
La Noche de Cabiria
A film directed by the great Federico Fellini in 1957, is one of his masterpieces, along with La Strada (1954), 8 1/2 (1963), La Dolce Vita (1960), among others.
The main character, Giulietta Masina, muse and wife of Federico Fellini, who also stars «La Strada», «Giuletta de los Espíritus» and «Fortunella», plays in «Les Nuits de Cabiria» the role of a sex server in the area of Ostia, in Rome. A curious, naive, dreamy and romantic prostitute.
Letting herself be led by lies and her own fantasy, she is the victim of a guy who, in order to rob her, declares eternal love. Instead, he pushes her to the river with the intention of killing her. With the help of some children, she manages to emerge alive, although with a solid barrier in her heart. She is determined never to fall in love again because it only brings problems and pain.
Cabiria Ceccarelli (Giulietta Masina), has the constant feeling of wanting to change her life. In the end, she wants to fall in love with a man who can love her and take her out of the streets, although she does not trust anyone anymore.
- Giulietta Masina: Cabiria Ceccarelli.
- François Périer: Oscar D’Onofrio.
- Franca Marzi: Wanda.
- Dorian Gray: Jessy.
- Aldo Silvani: el Mago.
- Ennio Girolami: Amleto, el chulo.
- Mario Passante: el lisiado de la procesión.
- Amedeo Nazzari: Alberto Lazzari.
- Cannes Film Festival of 1957: award for best actress Giulietta Masina; Prize of the critic to Federico Fellini; 1957.
- David di Donatello Awards: Best Director and Best Production Dino De Laurentiis Awards.
- San Sebastián Festival: Zulueta Award for Best Actress Giulietta Masina; 1957.
- Academy Awards: Oscar for the best non-English film; 1958.
- Italian National Union of Film Critics: Best Actress, Best Director, Best Production and Best Secondary Actress; 1958.
- Sant Jordi Awards, Barcelona, Spain: best foreign actress, best foreign director, and best foreign script; 1959.
Writen by Bernardo De la Mora
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