L'Eclisse (The Eclipse)

L'Eclisse (The Eclipse)
  • 1962
  • Italy / France
  • 2h 5min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni
  • Written by: Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra, Elio Bartolini, Ottiero Ottieri
  • Cast: Alain Delon, Monica Vitti, Francisco Rabal, Louis Seigner
  • Language: Italian, English

Vittoria (Vitti) is a translator who becomes involved with caddish and restless stockbroker Piero (Delon) – but can she find lasting happiness? Crisp digital restoration of Antonioni's 1962 masterpiece, with memorable interludes, vivid performances and a deeply unsettling ending. Pertinent, intriguing and seductive.

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