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Antonioni Retrospective

Set in 'swinging London', Antonioni's first English-language film concerns Thomas, a fashion photographer who stumbles on a possible murder. Sliding uneasily between the reality of the actual corpse and his photographic world of delusion, Thomas's decline is inevitable. ... Read more
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 ... Read more
Antonioni's film about working people is set in the bleak winter landscape of the Po Valley. Aldo is abandoned, together with his child, by his lover, Irma, who deserts him tor another man. His life is shattered and nothing but death can free him from the memory of a love that had become his whole ... Read more
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. ... Read more
Shot in the deserts of Arizona, Antonioni's first American film tells of two young people whose paths cross for a single day and night. In the morning he goes to his death, and the girl escapes into fantasy, depicted in the final spectacular scene of the film. ... Read more
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