Night, The


Notte, La
reż|dir Michelangelo Antonioni | FR, IT | 1961 | 122 min
prod|pro Emanuele Cassuto scen|wr Ennio Flaiano, Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra zdj|ph Gianni Di Venanzo muz|mus Giorgio Gaslini mon|ed Eraldo Da Roma ob|cast Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Monica Vitti, Bernhard Wicki, Rosy Mazzacurati, Maria Pia Luzi, Guido A. Marsan dys|dis Movietime Srl


Lydia and Giovanni are a wealthy young married couple. In an atmosphere of gloom, they pay a visit to their seriously ill friend staying at a hospital.  Soon, it turns out, however, that the gloom and apathy stem from a grave crisis in their relationship. They decide to go out that night: to a club, a party, to have a walk, and anyway, not always together. Through the spectacularly photographed marriage drama, Antonioni showed the impossibility of reaching an understanding with another and became a part of the cycle discussing the loneliness issue.

1961 Berlin International Film Festival – Golden Bear, FIPRESCI Award
1961 David di Donatello Awards – Best Director (Michelangelo Antonioni)
1962 Jussi Awards – Diploma of Merit for Best Foreign Actress (Jean Moreau)

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