La notte / The Night (1961) DVD9 Criterion Collection
La Notte (1960) is the second part of Antonioni's trilogy of alienation that fits between L'Avventura and L'Eclisse (1962). It is the journey of a single night in the relationship of a novelist (Marcello Mastroianni) and his wife (Jeanne Moreau) as they confront, but do not resolve, the crisis in their marriage. Set in Milan, Italy's most modern and industrial city, the film examines themes of failed communication and the sterility of modern life. By this time, Antonioni was less concerned with plot and story development in his films, and more with his characters' reactions. As a result, the imagery in La Notte often takes on a symbolic quality, with sterile cityscapes, reflections, characters separated by glass, and stark, almost architectural compositions. All of these are used to express the characters' isolation and disaffected ennui.

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 02:02:10 | 7.56 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Italiano
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni, Monica Vitti
Country: Italy, France

• New interview with film critic Adriano Aprа and film historian Carlo di Carlo (26:52)
• New interview with professor Giuliana Bruno on the role of architecture in La notte (31:21)
• Trailer

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