Starring: Monica Vitti & Gabriele Ferzetti
Director: Michaelangelo Antonioni
Director Michaelangelo Antonioni's studied, enormously perceptive film about empty relationships in an unfeeling world. Story superficially concerns the disappearance of a girl, and the search for her by her lover and her best friend. The slow pace of the film contributes to its overall impact.
Subtle, incisive allegory of spiritual and moral decay makes for demanding viewing. Antonioni's first international success was also the first of a trilogy (followed by LA NOTTE and L 'ECLISSE).
Winner of the Special Jury Award at Cannes. Italian with English subtitles. (145 mins.)
My Rating: ***