very beautiful; the cinematography is absolutely stunning. the dynamic between Mastroianni and Moreau, is great as well, playing a man and wife indifferent to their circumstances. it's unnerving to see them carry on something all too familiar is bubbling just below the surface, never quite boiling hard enough to make waves. there's more to this film in what is not said rather than what is.
35mm. Please don't watch this on a laptop, as space is so important, La Notte can only be experienced optimally on a large screen. I feel so many arthouse films wouldn't have existed without the trilogy. Great on a second watch, everything made more sense and the film opened up lots of questions in addition the beauty I saw first time around. Saying that, I still prefer Blow-Up and The Passenger.
10/10. Antonioni's LA NOTTE portrays the ways in which routine and habit slowly and insidiously destroy our lives. A beautiful, haunting cautionary tale--or perhaps a warning of the inevitable? Perhaps most surprising technically is how literally loud the film is, using its busy soundscape to overwhelm and perfectly capture that feeling of wanting to be alone in the middle of a city or at a party.
Un des thèmes favoris du cinéaste, cette étude quasi entomologique de la désagrégation des relations amoureuses entre deux êtres, prisonniers de leur silence et de la béance d'un certain milieu mondain, nous donne un film douloureux, pessimiste et d'une solitude amèrement résignée. "L'Avventura" d'une nausée existentielle... www.cinefiches.com