- Original title
- Running time
- 103 min.
Tullio Pinelli, Federico Fellini
Otello Martelli (B&W)
Ponti de Laurentiis
Drama | Neorealism. Stage Play
- Synopsis / Plot
- Gelsomina is sold by her very poor mother to Zampanò, an itinerant strongman. She follows him on the road ("la strada") and helps him during his shows. Zampanò ill-treats her. She meets "The Fool", a funambulist. She feels like going with him, but he puts confusion in her mind by pointing out that perhaps Zampanò is in fact in love with her ...
: Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture. 2 Nominations
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Foreign Language Film
: National Board of Review: Top Best Foreign Language Films
: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Film and Foreign Actress (Giulietta Masina)
: Venice Film Festival: Silver Lion (Best Director)
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