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Identification of a Woman
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni • 1982 • Italy
Starring Tomas Milian, Daniela Silverio, Christine Boisson
Michelangelo Antonioni’s IDENTIFICATION OF A WOMAN is a body- and soul-baring voyage into one man’s artistic and erotic consciousness. After his wife leaves him, a film director finds himself drawn into affairs with two enigmatic women: at the same time, he searches for the right subject and actress for his next film. This spellbinding antiromance was a late-career coup for the legendary Italian filmmaker, and is renowned for its sexual explicitness and an extended scene on a fog-enshrouded highway that stands with the director’s greatest set pieces.