Michelangelo Antonioni: Lo sguardo che ha cambiato il cinema (Michelangelo Antonioni: The Glance That Changed Cinema). 2001. Italy. Directed by Carlo Di Carlo, Sandro Lai. With Antonioni, Enrica Antonioni, Lello Bersani. Digital projection. In Italian; English subtitles. 56 min.
An intimate and revealing portrait of Antonioni by his friend and biographer Carlo di Carlo, in which the filmmaker reflects on Neorealism, censorship, America, and the stroke that incapacitated him for years.
Antonioni visto da Antonioni (Antonioni Seen by Antonioni). 1978. Italy. Written and directed by Lino Miccichè. With Michelangelo Antonioni. Digital projection. In Italian; English subtitles. 28 min.
In the long years between making The Passenger (1975) and The Mystery of Oberwald (1980), Antonioni shrewdly transformed this interview with Lino Miccichè, a film critic and founder of the Pesaro Film Festival, into a kind of self-portrait.
I tre volti: Il provino (Three Faces of a Woman: “The Audition”). 1965. Italy. Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. Screenplay by Tullio Pinelli. With Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari, Ivano Davoli, Piero Tosi. Digital projection. In Italian; English subtitles. 25 min.
After her scandalous divorce from the Shah of Iran, the jet-setting socialite Soraya tried to reinvent herself as a European actress. Her appearance in Antonioni’s episode for this Dino di Laurentiis vanity project, a self-reflexive portrait of the making of a movie star, is a fair assessment of her talents.