La Notte

Italy: Nepi Film, 1960. Vintage borderless photograph from the set of the 1961 film. A candid aerial photograph of Mastroianni, Moreau, and two other cast members conversing around a table. With a stamp for Telecine and a few annotations on the verso.

The second film in the trilogy that begins with "L'Avventura" (1960) and ends with "L'Eclisse" (1962). Shot on location in Milan.

Probably no one has ever said it better than Bosley Crowther, who reviewed the film for the New York Times in 1961: "Too sensitive and subtle for apt description are [Antonioni's] pictorial fashionings of a social atmosphere, a rarefied intellectual climate, a psychologically stultifying milieu—and his haunting evocations within them of individual symbolisms and displays of mental and emotional aberrations. Even boredom is made interesting. There is, for instance, a sequence in which a sudden downpour turns a listless garden party into a riot of foolish revelry, exposing the lack of stimulation before nature takes a flagellating hand. Or there's a shot of the crumpled wife leaning against a glass wall looking out into the rain that tells in a flash of all her ennui, desolation and despair."

9.5 x 7.5 inches. Near Fine. In a custom museum-quality frame, archivally mounted, with UV glass.

Criterion Collection 678. Eureka Masters of Cinema 61.

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