1955. Italy. Michelangelo Antonioni. 104 min.
Thursday, October 29, 2009, 4:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1955. Italy. Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. With Eleonora Rossi Drago, Valentina Cortese. Antonioni’s first great success, awarded the coveted Silver Lion at Venice in 1955, is a coolly dispassionate portrayal of young socialite women in Rome and Turin. Forging the modernist style for which he would become legendary, Antonioni depicts the circle of women—their creative aspirations, bourgeois mores, petty jealousies, and ill-fated romances—with an emotional detachment that exposes an underlying sense of isolation, aimlessness, and longing. Restored by Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata with funding provided by Gucci and The Film Foundation. In Italian; English subtitles. 104 min.
In the Film exhibition To Save and Project: The Seventh MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation
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