Giulietta Masina’s endlessly expressive face drives the whole film. She may be robbed and shoved in the river in the opening seconds, but Masina refuses to let Cabiria become pathetic. We have no reason to think she’ll be ok, but her eyes make us believe it.
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The Bri-terion Collection
I’m loving the Criterion Channel streaming service, so every week I’m going to share my favorite new find.