La Notte

La Notte (The Night) (1961)

La Notte first published by Film4 Summary: In Michelangelo Antonioni’s La Notte (The Night), a married couple’s crisis reflects the anxieties of modernism in an age of death and oblivion. Marcello Mastroianni (La Dolce Vita) stars.   Review: “Whenever I try to communicate, love disappears.”  So confides young Valentina (Monica Vitti) to middle-aged Giovanni Pontano (Marcello Mastroianni)…

L'Avventura

L’Avventura (1960)

L’Avventura first published by Film4 Synopsis: When a woman goes missing, the ensuing search brings her fiancé and her best friend together. Michelangelo Antonioni’s breakout film is a modernist classic about the dangers of modernism. Review: In 1960, the Italian New Wave well and truly arrived on foreign shores, thanks to two thematically similar but stylistically different…