L’eclisse

  • Dir: Michelangelo Antonioni

  • Italy/France, 1962, 126 mins, DCP

  • Cast: Monica Vitti, Alain Delon, Francisco Rabal

Final and perhaps the greatest film of Antonioni’s trilogy, anchored by a stunning performance from Monica Vitti. Her Vittoria is a woman looking for love and meaning amidst the modern materialism of Rome, particularly embodied by Alain Delon as the stockbroker Piero. Antonioni’s elaborate dissection of incomplete relationships with Piero and her former lover, the translator Riccardo (Francisco Rabal), mesh with long discussions among strong and varied women on topics ranging from relationships to colonialism. All remain linked by a yearning that never seems quenched.

1962 Cannes Film Festival, Jury Special Prize

Further Readings:
L’eclisse, From Defining Modernity: Michelangelo Antonioni (Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, 2009)

7/1/2018 (Sun): Post-screening seminar with Bryan Chang and Kiki Fung

Screening:

Note

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

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