Federico Fellini

Nights of Cabiria

Nights of Cabiria

Giulietta Masina won Best Actress at Cannes as the title character of one of Fellini’s most haunting films. Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, Nights of Cabiria (Le Notti di Cabiria) is the tragic story of a naive prostitute searching for true love in the seediest sections of Rome. Criterion proudly presents the restored director’s cut in a breathtaking new transfer.

Film Info

  • Federico Fellini
  • Italy
  • 1957
  • 117 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.37:1
  • Italian
  • Spine #49

Special Features

  • Uncut, restored theatrical re-release version features the never-before-seen seven-minute “man with a sack” sequence
  • Exclusive video interview with former Fellini assistant Dominique Delouche
  • Audio interview with producer Dino De Laurentiis
  • The original and re-release theatrical trailers
  • Excerpt from Fellini’s The White Sheik, in which Masina makes her first appearance as Cabiria
  • Restoration demonstration
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Italian and optional English-dubbed tracks

Cover by Gordon Reynolds

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Special Features

  • Uncut, restored theatrical re-release version features the never-before-seen seven-minute “man with a sack” sequence
  • Exclusive video interview with former Fellini assistant Dominique Delouche
  • Audio interview with producer Dino De Laurentiis
  • The original and re-release theatrical trailers
  • Excerpt from Fellini’s The White Sheik, in which Masina makes her first appearance as Cabiria
  • Restoration demonstration
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Italian and optional English-dubbed tracks

Cover by Gordon Reynolds

Nights of Cabiria
Cast
Giulietta Masina
Cabiria
François Périer
Oscar D'Onofrio
Franca Marzi
Wanda
Dorian Gray
Jessie
Amedeo Nazzari
Alberto Lazzari
Aldo Silvani
The hypnotist
Credits
Director
Federico Fellini
Producer
Dino De Laurentiis
Cinematography
Aldo Tonti
Music
Nino Rota
Production design
Piero Gherardi
Editing
Leo Catozzo
Production manager
Luigi De Laurentiis
Screenplay
Federico Fellini
Screenplay
Ennio Flaiano
Screenplay
Tullio Pinelli
Additional dialogue
Pier Paolo Pasolini

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Federico Fellini

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One of Italy’s great modern directors, Federico Fellini was a larger-than-life maestro who created an inimitable cinematic style combining surreal carnival with incisive social critique. While his most popular—and accessible—film, the darkly nostalgic childhood memoir Amarcord, is a great entryway into his oeuvre, , a collage of memories, dreams, and fantasies about a director’s artistic crisis, is perhaps his masterpiece. In his early career, Fellini was both a screenwriter for neorealist pioneer Roberto Rossellini and a newspaper caricaturist in postwar Rome, competing influences he would bring together with startling results. After such early works as I vitelloni, Fellini broke away from neorealism’s political strictures with the beloved La strada, and from there boldly explored his obsessions with the circus, societal decadence, spiritual redemption, and, most controversially, women, in such films as Nights of Cabiria, Juliet of the Spirits, and And the Ship Sails On.