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Federico Fellini’s 1957 Italian drama film Nights of Cabiria stars Giulietta Masina, François Périer, and Amedeo Nazzari. The film is based on Fellini’s narrative about a prostitute in Rome who strives in vain for genuine love. Nights of Cabiria received the 1957 Academy Prize for Best Foreign Language Film, in addition to the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for Giulietta Masina. This was Fellini’s second Academy Award, having previously won for 1956’s La Strada, which also featured Giulietta Masina.