Il grido. 1957. Italy/USA. Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. Screenplay by Antonioni, Elio Bartolini, Ennio de Concini. With Steve Cochran, Alida Valli, Dorian Gray. 35mm. In Italian; English subtitles. 116 min.
Deserted by the mother of his child, a factory worker wanders through the gray landscape of the Po Valley in search of solace and meaning. Startlingly bleak, Antonioni’s rare departure from exploring affluent society is among his most politically trenchant films.