The Department of French and Italian

Italian Film

Thu, September 13, 2007 | MEZ BO.306 100 (basement)

8:00 PM

This ground-breaking film won a Special Jury Prize at the 1960 Cannes Film Festival and established its director, Michelangelo Antonioni, as a major international talent. The plot concerns a yachting trip by a small group of jaded socialites, including Sandro (Gabriele Ferzetti), an aging architect who sold out for easy money long ago, his mistress Anna (Lea Massari), and her friend Claudia (Monica Vitti), who doesn't fit in with the wealthy jet-setters' dissolute ethics. L'avventura caught many audiences who were expecting a mystery by surprise; as in La notte (1961), L'eclisse (1962), and Il deserto rosso (1964), Antonioni is interested less in developing a logical story than in exploring states of feeling and breakdowns in human connection. ~ Robert Firsching, All Movie Guide

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