La Notte

La Notte

A portrait of marital dissolution in upper-class Milan. It is a day in the life of an unhappily married couple, successful author (Marcello Mastroianni) and his frustrated wife (Jeanne Moreau). They wander, lost and bored between a visit to a dying friend, a book-signing event and finally, a party for the rich and famous, all the time questioning the depth of their love for each other. Antonioni explores the mental landscape of his protagonists, using landscape and architecture as key ingredients to mood and exploration of character.

Winner Golden Bear, Berlin Film Festival (1961)

Listed in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive.

 

La Notte

  • Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
  • Year: 1961
  • Run Time: 115 mins
  • Format: 16mm
  • Country: Italy/France