Part of Weekend Classics.
Sat, Sep 16, 12:40pm: Introduction from Andrea Mirabile, associate professor of Italian and cinema and media arts at Vanderbilt University. Mirabile will also lead a post-screening discussion in the second-floor Jackson Education and Engagement space (seating is limited). BUY TICKETS
A talented but callow novelist (Marcello Mastroianni) enjoys the acclaim afforded his just-published novel, while his marriage to a well-to-do Milanese woman (Jeanne Moreau) deteriorates. As she grieves for a dying friend she once loved, he is both bemused by and attracted to the advances of other women, particularly the ravishing daughter (Monica Vitti) of a potential new benefactor. An empty evening of visiting decrepit neighborhoods, exotic nightclubs, and a swanky villa party leads to a final confrontation, which reveals the somber truth that love does not always conquer all. The second film in a famous trilogy by the legendary director Michelangelo Antonioni (L’AVVENTURA, L’ECLISSE) captures the intoxicating glamour and amorality of Italy's post-war nuovi ricchi.
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