Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fellini's Nights of Cabiria on Netflix Instant Watch

Do you have Netflix? If so, jump at the opportunity to see Federico Fellini's masterpiece, Nights of Cabiria, with his wife Giulietta Masina, who also starred with Anthony Quinn in the director's better-known La Strada. Better-known, but not better.

The work is not what we consider Felliniesque, which is why I like it. It goes back to Fellini's neo-Realist roots. If you watch it to practice your Italian, be aware that most dialogue is in Roman dialect (Pier Paolo Pasolini contributed to this). Find out more about the film at the Imdb site.

If you don't have a Netflix subscription, you can have a free one-month trial, no strings attached. Afterwards, the standard subscription is about ten dollars, which includes two DVDs a week and unlimited Instant Watch movies. There are many Italian films available.

(In the photo, Federico and Giulietta in their younger days)