Special Classic Monica Vitti

Veni Vidi Vitti: La Notte (1961)

Hoezo in KINO

In Antonioni’s follow-up to the epochal L’Avventura, Monica Vitti – substituting her distinctive blonde coif for a raven black hairdo – smolders as the temptress that further complicates the relationship between a novelist (Marcello Mastroianni) and his frustrated wife (Jeanne Moreau). Over the course of one night, the married couple confront their alienation from each other and the achingly empty Milan bourgeois circles in which they travel. One of the masterworks of 1960s cinema, La Notte marked yet another development in the continuous stylistic evolution of its director and showcased Vitti’s ability to captivate the screen even if her role would be minor. Moodily sensual cinematography and subtly expressive performances make this film an indelible illustration of romantic and social deterioration. Screened only once in KINO, so don’t miss out! Italian Language with English subtitles.

Credits

Regie
Michelangelo Antonioni
Cast
Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Monica Vitti
Genre
drama
Speelduur
122 minuten
Land
Italië
Taal
Italiaans
Ondertiteling
English

Storyline

Set during a single day and night in a Milan where steel and glass skyscrapers are going up and old buildings being pulled down, it opens with a disillusioned novelist and his embittered wife visiting their dying friend, a leftwing critic.

Stills

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