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Opens on February 4

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni Run Time: 144 min. Release Year: 1960 Language: Italian

Starring: Dominique Blanchar, Gabriele Ferzetti, Lea Massari, Monica Vitti, Renzo Ricci

In Michelangelo Antonioni’s classic of Italian cinema, two lovely young women, Claudia (Monica Vitti) and Anna (Léa Massari), join the latter’s lover, Sandro (Gabriele Ferzetti), on a boat trip to a remote volcanic island. When Anna goes missing, an extensive search is launched. In the meantime, Sandro and Claudia become involved in a romance despite Anna’s disappearance, though the relationship suffers from the guilt and tension brought about by the looming mystery.

“Antonioni’s film rewrote the language of cinema, questioning its addiction to storytelling and opening up the possibility for other, more enigmatic and poetic forms of expression.” ~ Scott Tobias, The Dissolve

Sight & Sound Rank #70

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