MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI ARCHIVE
FILMOGRAPHY - FEATURE FILMS
CREDITS
Italy 1950 Color 35mm 110minutes
Director
Michelangelo Antonioni
Screenwriters
Michelangelo Antonioni, Danièle d'Anza, Silvio Giovaninetti, Francesco Maselli, Piero Tellini
Photography
Enzo Serafin
Music
Giovanni Fusco
Cast
Lucia Bosè Massimo Girotti, Ferdinando Sarmi, Gino Rossi, Marika Rowsky

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Cronaca di un Amore

ABOUT THE FILM
Cronaca di un Amore
(Story of a Love Affair)


An affluent, bourgeois wife meets her impoverished lover in cheap hotels and cafés, where they conspire to murder her rich husband. But he dies - by accident or suicide - and they are left to live with the guilt of their unsolved mystery in the best tradition of American thrillers, in a typically bleak urban landscape. He composes careful individual shots and intricate cinema movements in a cool, elegant style that contrasted sharply with the neo-Realist manner of contemporary Italian films as well as with his own documentaries.

The Hong Kong Arts Centre

RESOURCES
DVD: Amazon.com
DVD Review: SlantMagazine.com


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"Habit of shooting rather long scenes was born spontaneously on the first day of filming Cronaca di un Amore. Having the camera fixed to its stand immediately caused me real discomfort. I felt paralyzed, as if I were being fixed prevented from following closely the one thing in the film that interested me: I mean the characters."
—On Story of a Love Affair



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