Inconvenient Truths

Inconvenient Truths

2 Episodes

Environmental threats hang over these two atmospheric mood pieces. Antonioni’s first color film evokes the creeping malaise that comes with industrialization, while the apocalypse itself looms nigh in Peter Weir’s beguiling mystery.

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Inconvenient Truths
  • Red Desert

    Episode 1

    Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni • 1964 • Italy

    Michelangelo Antonioni's 1960s panoramas of contemporary alienation were decade-defining artistic events, and Red Desert, his first color film, is perhaps his most epochal. This provocative look at the spiritual desolation of the technological ag...

  • The Last Wave

    Episode 2

    Directed by Peter Weir • 1977 • Australia

    Richard Chamberlain stars as Australian lawyer David Burton, who takes on the defense of a group of aborigines accused of killing one of their own. He suspects the victim has been killed for violating a tribal taboo, but the defendants deny any tribal ...