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ANTONIONI's "L'AVVENTURA" - THE ADVENTURE
THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE (AFI)
"L'AVVENTURA" By MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI
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"L'AVVENTURA - THE ADVENTURE"
Italy-1960, 143 min. Directed by MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI
FILM IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Michelangelo Antonioni's celebrated, much-debated existential mystery L'Avventura continues to be hailed as one of the great landmarks in cinema, voted #21 (with THE GODFATHER and CONTEMPT) in the 2013 poll of BFI's once-a-decade Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time.
A group of pleasure-seekers goes on a yachting expedition to a remote Mediterranean island. Vivacious young Anna (Lea Massari) is the mistress of wealthy architect Sandro (Gabriele Ferzetti); her more reserved best friend Claudia (Monica Vitti) accompanies them on the trip, along with two other couples. After exploring the barren island and preparing to return, the group discovers that Anna has mysteriously gone missing. Her disappearance affects each of the individuals differently, inspiring everything from disbelief to indifference to existential dread. As Sandro and Claudia continue to search for Anna, their own standoffish relationship undergoes surprising changes.
Jury Prize, 1960 Cannes Film Festival.