KINO presents: Veni Vidi Vitti
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KINO presents: Veni Vidi Vitti

Honoring the legacy of Monica Vitti, who passed away this February at the age of 90, KINO is proud to bring these four modernistic classics by Michelangelo Antonioni to be (re)discovered.

Veni Vidi Vitti: L’Avventura (1960)
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Veni Vidi Vitti: L’Avventura (1960)

Not only did Michelangelo Antonioni’s ground-breaking L’Avventura win the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, it also gave the world the epochal breakout performance of actress Monica Vitti. An iconic piece of 60’s cinema and a gripping narrative on its own terms, L’Avventura concerns the enigmatic disappearance of a young woman during a yachting trip off the coast of Sicily and the search taken up by her disaffected lover (Gabriele Ferzetti) and best friend. Antonioni invented a own film language, which caught many audiences expecting a mystery by off guard; as in La Notte (1961), L’Eclisse (1962), and Il deserto rosso (1964), Antonioni is less interested in developing a logical story than he is in exploring states of feeling and breakdowns in human connection. This controversial, international sensation is a gorgeously shot tale of modern ennui and spiritual isolation. Italian Language with English subtitles.

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Veni Vidi Vitti: La Notte (1961)
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Veni Vidi Vitti: La Notte (1961)

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.

Veni Vidi Vitti: L’Eclisse (1962)
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Veni Vidi Vitti: L’Eclisse (1962)

The concluding chapter of Antonioni’s informal trilogy on contemporary malaise (following L’Avventura and La Notte), L’Eclisse tells the story of a young woman (Monica Vitti) who leaves one lover (Francisco Rabal) and drifts into a relationship with another (Alain Delon). Monica Vitti, at the height of her enigmatic screen presence, sums it up longingly when she laments “Vorrei non amarti o amarti molto meglio” (“I wish I didn’t love you or that I loved you more”).Using the architecture of Rome as a backdrop for the doomed affair, Antonioni achieves the apotheosis of his style in this return to the theme that preoccupied him the most: the difficulty of connection in an alienating modern world. Italian Language with English subtitles.

Veni Vidi Vitti: Il Deserto Rosso (1964)
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Veni Vidi Vitti: Il Deserto Rosso (1964)

Michelangelo Antonioni’s stunning mid-career masterpiece, and his first film in color, gives another provocative look at the spiritual desolation of the technological age and is therefore regarded as a companion piece to his trilogy of 1960s classics on contemporary alienation. Il deserto rosso tells the story of a disaffected woman (Monica Vitti), wandering through a bleak industrial landscape beset by power plants and environmental toxins, and tentatively flirting with her husband’s coworker, played by Richard Harris. With one startling, painterly composition after another – of abandoned fishing cottages, electrical towers, looming docked ships – Il deserto rosso creates a nearly apocalyptic image of its time. Italian Language with English subtitles.

Specials

KINO krijgt twee nieuwe zalen!

KINO krijgt twee nieuwe zalen!

We hebben enerverend nieuws: komende periode gaan we in KINO twee zalen bijbouwen. Zaal 5 en 6 zullen aan de achterzijde van het pand worden gerealiseerd.

IFFR KINO #41: Calvaire (2004) – a 35mm presentation
IFFR KINO

IFFR KINO #41: Calvaire (2004) – a 35mm presentation

Belgian filmmaker Fabrice Du Welz was back at IFFR early this year with his compelling thriller Inexorable. On the last IFFR KINO of this season, we will screen his feature debut Calvaire (2004).

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) – a 70mm presentation
a 70mm presentation Classic

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) – a 70mm presentation

Deze film is nog altijd even enerverend als onovertroffen en voor de 60e verjaardag van dit meesterwerk vertoont KINO deze mijlpaal der cinema in glorieus 70mm.