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THE RED DESERT

Italy, 1964 (MIFF 1976, Antonioni Retrospective)

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni

The Red Desert is a pessimistic study of a neurotic woman, set against the background of a ravaged mineral landscape. Guiliana, unhappy with her dispassionate husband, attempts a sympathetic relationship with a stranger, only to find that he too can offer no more than mere physical love.

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