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The Red Desert

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Description

Monica Vitti plays an engineer's wife adrift in the stark industrial landscape of Northern Italy - she has a nervous breakdown, attempts suicide and starts a tentative affair. In this key work - and his first film in colour - Antonioni deploys colour to extraordinary emotional effect, suggesting the interior landscape of his main character by the non-realist colouring of the landscape around her. In his carefully framed compositions objects resemble elements in an abstract painting while Vitti crumples fetchingly against decaying walls as jets roar overhead.
Special Features:

* All new restored print
* Audio Commentary by Rolando Caputo, Associate Lecturer in Cinema Studies, School of Communication, Arts & Critical Enquiry, LaTrobe University
* Michelangelo Antonioni: A Portrait
Release date NZ
November 9th, 2006
Actor
Length (Minutes)
115
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Language
Italian
Subtitles
English
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Mono
Studio
Country of Production
  • Italy
Genre
  • Drama
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
UPC
9322225049642
Product ID
1522699

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