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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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THE PASSENGER

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