The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present
Wed 1 Jun 2022
Michelangelo Antonioni’s definitive film is an uncompromising and moody exploration of alienation, ennui and the 'atomic age'; starring Alain Delon and Monica Vitti in her most iconic role.
L'Eclisse is an unflinching yet poetic examination of the spaces, places and temporalities of modernity; Antonioni’s actors and characters are ultimately abandoned as the vehicle for his truly contemporary vision, as epitomised by its justly famous, haunting final sequence. Startling on first release even after the bold experimentation of L’avventura and La notte, it occupies a pre-eminent place in postwar European cinema.
Also screening on Wed 1 June
Monica Vitti is one of the most iconic performers of European modernist cinema. She is best known for her extraordinary four-film collaboration with lover Michelangelo Antonioni in the early 1960s. The cultural and artistic impact of these four films – which launched her career – has, in the international realm at least, tended to obscure her much longer reign as an almost-unrivalled star of Italian comedy.
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Australia's longest-running film society, Melbourne Cinémathèque screens significant works of international cinema in the medium they were created, the way they would have originally screened.
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