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6,487 Ratings

La strada

Directed by Federico Fellini
Italy, 1954


Simple and servile, Gelsomina, is purchased from her impoverished mother by brutish circus strongman Zampanò. She loyally endures her husband’s abuse as they travel the Italian countryside performing together. When Zampanò encounters an old rival, his fury is provoked to its breaking point.

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La strada Directed by Federico Fellini

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1954 | Winner: Silver Lion

Academy Awards

1957 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film

1957 | Nominee: Best Writing, Best Screenplay - Original

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