La notte

La notte

Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni • 1961 • Italy

This psychologically acute, visually striking modernist work was director Michelangelo Antonioni's follow-up to the epochal L'avventura. Marcello Mastroianni and Jeanne Moreau star as a novelist and his frustrated wife, who, over the course of one night, confront their alienation from each other and the achingly empty bourgeois Milan circles in which they travel. Antonioni's muse Monica Vitti smolders as an industrialist's tempting daughter. Moodily sensual cinematography and subtly expressive performances make La notte an indelible illustration of romantic and social deterioration.

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La notte
  • La notte

    Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni • 1961 • Italy

    This psychologically acute, visually striking modernist work was director Michelangelo Antonioni's follow-up to the epochal L'avventura. Marcello Mastroianni and Jeanne Moreau star as a novelist and his frustrated wife, who, over the course of on...

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  • Adriano Aprà and Carlo di Carlo on LA NOTTE

    In this 2012 interview program, film critic Adriano Aprà and film historian Carlo di Carlo situate LA NOTTE within director Michelangelo Antonioni’s oeuvre and examine the film’s visual style.

  • Giuliana Bruno on LA NOTTE

    In this interview, conducted in 2012, Giuliana Bruno, a professor at Harvard University’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, discusses the narrative role that architecture plays in LA NOTTE.