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neocowboy's avatar


Finally a Fellini film I really enjoyed rather than just getting through it.
7 years 9 months ago
missjazzage's avatar


I saw this before La Strada and I still prefer this to La Strada. Giulietta Masina beautifully and charmingly plays a close female version of Charlie Chaplin's tramp. I must admit that it was Giulietta that won me over. She was a fantastic actress and by the end of the movie I wanted to cradle Cabiria in my arms. I don't think there has ever been another character that I've felt that much care and concern for.
8 years 6 months ago
essaywhu's avatar


For everyone comparing this to La Strada, they're both masterpieces.
6 years 11 months ago
daisyaday's avatar


Wow! The little Cabiria will be in my thoughts for a long time. What a moving performance.
9 years 11 months ago
Wise Jake's avatar

Wise Jake

Brilliant film - highly compassionate and engrossing. Giuletta Masina's performance is heartbreaking, and the ending is just beautiful.
9 years 6 months ago
Biki's avatar


Felt in love with Giulietta.
5 years 3 months ago
senorroboto's avatar


It's weird that everyone sees the need to compare this with La Strada instead of evaluating it on its own terms. They are both beautiful movies with markedly different themes and tones. I enjoyed them both.
7 years ago
guitarmas5's avatar


La Strada is great, but this is superior.
10 years ago
armyofshadows's avatar


beautiful and sad.
10 years 6 months ago
Siskoid's avatar


Fellini's Nights of Cabiria stars his muse Giulietta Masina as the title character, a middle-aged (and in her flats, tiny) street-walker who deals with the world essentially by shouting at it. And she seemed so happy in those opening frames, before her boyfriend pushes her in a river and runs off with her purse. After the almost-drowning, you'd think there'd be a rebirth, but the film is too clever for formula and though Cabiria is exposed to other potential lives - of luxury, of charity - she cannot trust. But then she is exposed in a most touching yet cruel way, a moment of grace... But Fellini contrasts two religious figures, the Madonna and Satan, and you're left wondering whether the Devil is looking out for sinners where the Divine won't, or if we're right to think he's up to his old tricks. So whatever happiness is engineered fills you with as much dread as hope, and the woman who likely annoyed you with her screeching approach to life to this point because the vessel of all your best wishes and greatest fears. And is there, finally, a rebirth? That's a matter of interpretation and part and parcel of the film's staying power. Masina, the most expressive face in Italian cinema, sells every moment, every nuance, and Fellini has full control of his frame, his Roman slums gorgeously shot and edited. To me there's always a sense that Cabiria is walking towards the light, towards the morning, so no matter what happens to her, I can't see it as a bleak film, though some might.
3 months 2 weeks ago
Cmeola's avatar


One of the absolute best.
5 years ago
thesearethethoughts's avatar


Giulietta Masina is breath-taking. Her performance transcends the screen!
1 year 3 months ago
Scratch47's avatar


As everyone said - beats the pants off La Strada! More dynamic and with a much greater sense of humour. Sucks you into a moment in time.
9 years 4 months ago
Brantastic16's avatar


I don't think it quite lives up to La Strada, but this is still an excellent film!
9 years 11 months ago
Limbesdautomne's avatar


Cabiria has not very much. Once robed, she will have nothing. But in a Fellini's world, life continues like in a dream. Like a party with no end.

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4 years ago

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