breathtakingly beautiful. the cinematography is outstanding. the story line is refreshing as there are no answers. certainly it was a different era of film making as well as time. the stereotyping of the sexes fits in with the period. a reminder that things have changed. or have they?
What an uneven movie. At times, it is absolutely majestic but at other times, and there are a lot of them, it manages to be more boring and meaningless than the characters it is portraying. He lost it (and me too) when Claudia runs away with Sandro searching for god knows what.
It is a brilliant account of paranoid-melancholic state of random emotions triggered by sheer ambiguity, on the level of core instincts. Antonioni's use of sound is as significant as his immaculate imagery in how he conjures up this unique cinematic universe. I love Monica Vitti through the eyes of the master of pure language. 9