May 6, 2009

Nights of Cabiria

Title: Le notti di Cabiria
Year: 1957
Director: Federico Fellini
Writers: Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli & Pier Paolo Pasolini, based on the novel by Maria Molinari
Starring: Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Franca Marzi
Music: Nino Rota
Distinctions: Oscar for best foreign language film; currently #143 on IMDb's Top 250
Synopsis: a prostitute copes with being low-class
Length: 117 minutes
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), yesterday
Subjective Rating: 5/10 (Indifferent).
Objective Rating: 6/10 (points off for concept, story, pacing and subjective rating) c. 2.9/4 (Good).

Masina's performance and character are entertaining, but it's a pretty slow movie. There's not much of a plot, and what little there is doesn't really get started until over half way though.

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