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Jim's rating of the film L'avventura

★★★★ /35mm/ Antonioni’s great film brilliantly expresses the encroaching existential angst of a modernizing Italy through the disappearance of a young woman and the halfhearted attempt at finding her. Antonioni manifests a hypnotic mood throughout, the frivolous search by the amused bourgeois on the island, the gruesome male of Ferzetti, the pathetic need of Vitti, the emotional devastation of choices.