La notte (1961)

The crisis of the couple. That’s the pretext used by Antonioni in 1961 when filming la Notte. The Italian director follows Marcelo Mastroianni and Jeanne Moureau around Milan, in a day where a lot of things and nothing will happen.

Great filming, with Antonioni showcasing those general takes that isolate the character from its cold and lonely surroundings, a metaphor of what’s going on inside them.

Three curiosities.

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta Marcelo drives: an icon of the economic miracle that was going on in that Italy of the 60s.

The appearance of Monica Vitti playing one of those filthy rich characters nobody can amuse anymore. Great acting.

The scene in the night club. Sensual and classy show, in the line of most of the things from the 60s.

The solution to most couples’ problems lie in the couple itself. Thanks Michelangelo.

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