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Loz Loory's rating of the film L'avventura

As a story about male-female power dynamics, this film leaves me hopeful. Anna is trapped between her father & Sandro, and feels no agency of her own. Her disappearance is like a Greek myth; she vanishes from the island of volcanic domesticity. Claudia has agency; she is not a pawn, and she insists that Sandro acknowledge her needs. In the final scene she stands above Sandro, in control of what will happen next.