The Night (La Notte)

The Night (La Notte)
  • 1961
  • Italy
  • 2h 1min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni
  • Written by: Michelangelo Antonioni, Ennio Flaiano, Tonino Guerra
  • Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Monica Vitti, Bernhard Wicki
  • Language: Italian

Falling between 'L'Avventura' and 'L'Eclisse', Antonioni's depiction of a marriage during its dying breath is another perfectly executed study of alienation. The performances are wonderful and the sterile atmosphere evocatively is captured against the blank facades of Milan's suburbs.

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Seminal Souls - Antonioni and Bergman in the 21st century

26 Apr 2012

A look at the significance of Michelangelo Antonioni and Ingmar Bergman

Dying within twenty four hours of each other, the demise of two great filmmakers in 2007 was clearly a loss, but though Ingmar Bergman came out of retirement to make Saraband in 2002, and Antonioni made one feature, Beyond the Clouds (and a later short…

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