One of great Italian auteur Antonioni’s (L’Avventura, Blowup, The Passenger) most celebrated films, Red Desert casts a singular spell.
Antonioni’s longtime muse and lover Monica Vitti plays Giuliana, a disaffected wife and mother who wanders through a bleak industrial landscape, embarking on an affair with her husband’s colleague, against a series of stunning compositions. Antonioni’s first colour film, it uses a stark palette to personify feelings of contemporary isolation. A masterpiece.
“Almost half a century on, Red Desert remains a film of rare beauty and brooding erotic intensity.” Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
“Perhaps the most extraordinary and riveting film of Antonioni’s entire career” Geoff Andrew, Time Out
Italian with English Subtitles
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