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THE ADVENTURE

Italy, 1960 (MIFF 1976, Antonioni Retrospective)

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni

Superficially, L'avventura is a love story, a somewhat mysterious one. During a yacht cruise, a girl disappears on a lonely island; her girl friend and lover search vainly for her. Relationships between these characters are established only to be modified as the story proceeds, and the outcome of the mystery is not revealed.

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CONFUCIAN CONFUSION, A

Taiwan, 1994
"Sleek, chic and hysterical, the film owes more to Preston Sturges than Michelangelo Antonioni." - Cinematheque Ontario ... Set over a couple of frenetic days in a Taipei entertainment corporation, A… More »

LA NOTTE

Italy, 1960
In "La Nolle", Antonioni renews the theme of "L'Avventura" with extended and refined style. The story is told allusively at first, with frequent interpolations. It is only after a great many external… More »

IL GRIDO

Italy/USA, 1957
II Grtdo, which is immediately pre-L'Aventttra in the Antonioni canon, has the same classical purity and simplicity as the later film and the same Antonioni qualities — complexity of character … More »

THE MYSTERY OF OBERWALD

Italy, 1980
A widowed queen, living aloof from her people, restlessly travels from one castle to another. The people know little of her. Her enemies send a young poet to assassinate her. The plot is uncovered an… More »

CHUNG KWO - CHINA

Italy, 1973
Antonioni's China is a long way from the England of Blow-up or his American travelogue, Zabriskie Point. After spending six weeks filming in China, he said 'I felt a need to return to my own origins … More »

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