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Over the course of one day and night, a novelist and his distressed wife lament over the disintegration of their relationship. Antonioni’s muse Monica Vitti smoulders as seductive socialite.
1961 | Winner: Golden Bear (Competition)
1987 | Panorama
Marcello Mastoianni and Jeanne Moreau are so great, Monica Vitti, too. I saw this in the theater so long ago...and had forgotten that it was the first Antonioni I really liked-can't say "enjoyed" because it is just so sad.
I sit with my copy of this screenplay and weep.
Two imperfect souls do not make a healthy one. Night and day, satisfaction and distraction change places forever.
Loved it. Amazingly subtle, strangely realistic. Loved the rhythmic editing and the precise shot design. Antonioni's quickly becoming one of my favorites. Next up, Red Desert.
I feel like a young Tsai Ming-liang must've watched the rainstorm in this with a big grin on his face.
So tremendously sad and so tremendously beautiful; that contortionist scene is breathtaking. You are what you read for real, aren't you?
Count me as one of the few that rates this the best of the three (or four).
perfect in every aspect. the letter scene, the ending, is pure poetry.