Have you seen many of Federico Fellini’s films? Some of them are such gems, especially his early movies. I’ve just watched one of those precious pieces of film-making. 1957′s Nights of Cabiria. Giulietta Masina’s performance as the poor Cabiria is just breath taking, she will make you feel all warm and happy inside with just one of her looks. The mixture of sweetness, spunk and will to live that Masina gave to this character is spellbinding and make watching Cabiria’s struggles a real rollercoaster of joy and heartbreak. The criterion collection dvd for this movie is excellent: they did a much needed image restoration and added a scene that was previously cut from the film (for very strange reasons that you’ll find out in the interviews on the dvd). So don’t miss this Fellini film, rent away.