Who is Cabiria and why was cabiriafilms named after her?

A recently restored classic, "Nights of Cabiria" is one of Fellini's finest films.  Fellini's wife, Giulietta Masina plays Cabiria Ceccarelli, a feisty, tom-boyish character who makes her living as a prostitute in Rome.  Mistreated and taken advantage of by almost everybody she encounters, Cabiria retains a fresh naivete and we grow increasingly close to her.  When she meets a man that promises a respectable future, she falls head over heels.  We watch her heart break as she discovers that he too, has betrayed her.


Equally as fascinating as the story was the location footage which appeared to be shot around the outskirts of Rome.  Pier Paolo Pasolini was credited as one of the writers for his work on the script, which may be his first film credit received. "Nights of Cabiria" won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film (1958).  Giulietta Masina won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival (1957) for her portrayal of Cabiria.
Runtime:  110 Minutes

Basically, just like Cabiria in the film, we in the film industry sometimes feel we are all prostitutes trying to get the best card this world has to offer us on our journey towards happiness. Some of us even bother to try and make this journey in a dignified way.

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