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Italy/France, 1957
Director: Federico Fellini
Producer: Dino De Laurentiis
Cast: Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Amedeo Nazzari
Screenwriter: Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Pier Paolo Pasolini
Cinematography: Aldo Tonti
Music: Nino Rota
Song "Lla Ri Lla Ra" by Rota & Bonagura
Genre: Drama
Black & White
Aspect Ratio
: 1.33:1
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Running Time: 117 minutes

Synopsis:
Tough Roman streetwalker "Cabiria" (Giulietta Masina) is hypnotized at a cheap variety show by a magician and the innocent dreams of adolescence pour out in a series of episodes.

Awards and Recognition:
Best Foreign Film (Academy Awards, 1957)
Grand Prize (Italian Critics' Awards, 1957)
Best Actress (Cannes Film Festival, 1957)
Best Supporting Actress (Italian Oscars, 1958)
Nastro D'Argento - Silver Ribbon (Italian Oscars, 1958)
Audience Favorite (Seattle Film Festival, 1998)

Reviews and Quotes 2

"FELLINI'S FINEST FILM!"
- Pauline Kael

"IMPECCABLY RESTORED! One cannot describe the emotions that flicker across Masina's face!"
- J. Hoberman

"MASTERPIECE! FUNNY AND HEARTBREAKING!"
- Dennis Dermody, Paper

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