MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI ARCHIVE
FILMOGRAPHY - FEATURE FILMS
CREDITS
Italy 1962 Color 35mm 125minutes
Director
Michelangelo Antonioni
Screenwriters
Michelangelo Antonioni, Elio Bartolini, Tonino Guerra, Ottiero Ottieri
Photography
Gianni di Venanzo
Music
Giovanni Fusco
Cast
Monica Vitti, Alain Delon, Francisco Rabal, Lilla Brignone, Louis Seigner

IMAGES

L'Eclisee

L'Eclisee

L'Eclisee

ABOUT THE FILM
L'Eclisee
(The Eclipse)


Leaving her lover of four years, Vittoria starts an affair with a stockbroker. But as the film progresses, her emptiness becomes more obvious, echoed in the buildings and the landscape, and she finally decides on a life of solitude rather than marriage or a failing relationship. Completing what is now seen as a trilogy of films on alienation after The Adventure and The Night, The Eclipse paints a picture of how modern industrial society can obliterate the emotions between men and women. Antonioni uses his symbols boldly: the final shots - 52 of them - hauntingly reflect a city empty of life.

Special Jury Prize, Cannes, 1962

The Hong Kong Arts Centre

RESOURCES
VHS: Amazon.com
DVD: Amazon.com


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"The eclipse of all feelings.."
—On The Eclipse



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