Rome: Nepi Film, 1962. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the 1961 film.
The second film in director Michelangelo Antonioni's trilogy that begins with "L'Avventura" (1960) and ends with "L'Eclisse" (1962).
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."
Set and shot on location in Milan.
9.5 x 7 inches. Near Fine.
Criterion Collection 678. Eureka Masters of Cinema 61.