La Notte

  • Dir: Michelangelo Antonioni

  • Italy/France, 1961, 122 mins, DCP

  • Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni, Monica Vitti

The dark night of a marriage. Giovanni (Marcello Mastroianni) seems on top of the world. He toasts his new book with his elegant wife Lidia (Jeanne Moreau) and their friend Tommaso, confined to a hospital, before the couple drives to a party in Giovanni’s honor. There, though, Giovanni faces his lack of inspiration, the venality of his future and the temptations of a young heiress (Monica Vitti), while Lidia grapples with Tommaso’s death, her own possible infidelities, and the withered love that ultimately separates her from Giovanni.

1961 Berlin International Film Festival, Golden Bear for Best Film

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

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