Mastroianni plays an author who is having problems with his wife, but they have to go to this party, will they solve their differences tonight or will they break up? This is a very interesting movie, it has a familiar theme, but the style is very unique and this movie is very in...
La Notte is another of Michelangelo Antonioni's cinematic interrupted journeys. Just as no one solved the central mystery in Antonioni's L'Avventura, neither does anyone truly enjoy the literary party... read more
DVD Release Date: May 8, 2001
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November 23, 2010
May 10, 2009
I have a privilege. Usually, the objection against Michelangelo Antonioni's work is that it's boring, or too slow, or just plain not entertaining. This criteria is what I cannnot identify with. I find Antonioni fascinating. Two or three hous can pass without my mind wandering awa...
April 18, 2008
this is a beautifully shot film. the framing alone artistically supports the separateness felt by this couple.
March 26, 2007
Lidia (reading): When I awoke this morning, you were still asleep. As I awoke, I heard your gentle breathing. I saw your closed eyes beneath wisps of stray hair, and I was deeply moved. I wanted to cry out, to wake you, but you slept so deeply, so soundly. In the half light ...
February 27, 2010fb1142797643
When a film *opens* with a hospital visit to a dying friend, you already know this won't be a high-energy plot. But if you were expecting one, you probably rented an Antonioni DVD by mistake.
Ubiquitous '60s stars Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau and Monica Vitti star in this...
March 11, 2014fb721890245
La Notte is like a dream state with a married couple wandering through their emotions through the events of one particular evening which leaves them in a bitter embrace. Masterful.
July 6, 2010
La Notte manages to live up to the high standard established by its thematic predecessor, which in itself is a huge achievement. It also succeeds perfectly on its own terms. Acutely exploring difficult themes, it manages to stray away from sensationalism and bluntness altogether....
September 6, 2010
This Antonioni film has caught my attention first when I've recalled how a pointless recommendation to this film was made by "Life of Brian". Then again, reading from a book(from what I remember, "Christianity in Movies" or something along that title), how "impenetrable" this fil...
August 26, 2009
Cinema of shadows and silences and wits and stares.Antonioni reveals the most unbearable feelings of a "loving" couple and smashes the counter-culture of the upper-class.Mastroianni and Moreau are sizzling,but what of the true meaning behind all this?Reuinion through loneliness?T...
December 22, 2013
The middle part of Antonioni's alienation trilogy (or tetralogy if you include Red Desert) is the most accessible one IMO. Impeccably framed black and white shots of Moreau against cold architectural features, or the occasional broken clock or cat staring at a statue's head, La N...
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