On Thursday, 26th April Magic Lantern Film Society will be screening
Nights of Cabiria by legendary film director Frederico Fellini as part
of its series ‘Banned’. The film commences at 7.30 at the Nerve Centre
in Magazine street and the admission charge is £4.
In the Last of it’s serious of banned and censored films Magic Lantern
will be screening ‘Nights of Cabiria’. Perhaps the most humanistic of
Fellini’s pictures, Nights of Cabiria is a heartbreaking foray into
the breezy Rome evenings, a tragic portrayal of empty hopes,
fr…ustration, and shattered pride. It features quite possibly the
greatest performance ever from Giulietta Masina. She stars as Cabiria,
a prostitute in Rome who doesn’t let the realities of life interfere
with her optimism.
In Italy the film was initially banned to under 16′s, and later, when
some scenes were cut, the Nights of Cabiria was finally permitted to
be screened to a universal audience.
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current programme from the Nerve Centre in Magazine Street and at
various venues throughtout the city.