Michelangelo Antonioni directs Monica Vitti, Gabriel Ferzetti and Léa Massari in this arthouse classic; a mystery where an heiress disappears during a boating weekend.
I’m not denying this has some of the most beautifully composed shots in cinema history. And I liked how unresolved it all is. Yet this is ultimately an exploration of ennui, restlessness and angst… like seemingly every Italian film of the era… we see how grotesquely the idle rich behave… and boredom and desolation is quite boring and dispiriting to watch.
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