L’eclisse

L’eclisse

Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni • 1962 • France, Italy

The concluding chapter of Michelangelo 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). 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.

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L’eclisse
  • L’eclisse

    Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni • 1962 • France, Italy

    The concluding chapter of Michelangelo 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 ...

Extras

  • L'ECLISSE Commentary

    This audio commentary, recorded in 2004, features Richard Peña, former program director at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City and a professor at Columbia University.

  • Elements of Landscape

    In the following piece, Italian film critic and scholar Adriano Aprà and longtime Michelangelo Antonioni friend and collaborator Carlo di Carlo discuss the director and his vision for L’ECLISSE. The interviews were conducted in Rome in 2004.

  • The Eye That Changed Cinema

    This documentary, made in 2001 by Sandro Lai, chronicles the career of director Michelangelo Antonioni, from his documentary beginnings in the 1950s to the opening of the museum dedicated to him in Ferrara, Italy, in the mid-1990s.

  • Existential Zombies: Antonioni’s L’ECLISSE

    Editor Chris Innis and filmmaking duo Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson examine the way Michelangelo Antonioni sets the scene for his 1962 classic.