A striking visual stylist who excelled at depicting the alienation of modern life through sparse dialogue and long takes, Antonioni
enjoyed a greater following with critics and intellectuals than with general audiences.
's films (especially those in black-and-white) are marked by a contrast between pretentious screenplays and uninteresting plots on the one hand, and stunning visual beauty on the other.
Film-lovers can attend a roundtable with experts Fabio Vighi (Cardiff University), Jacopo Benci and Luca Paci (University of Swansea) discussing Antonioni
's art, which will be followed by the screening of the Italian director's masterpiece, Red Desert, starring celebrated actress Monica Vitti, and the short documentary, La cupola, by Volker Settal, which explores the time spent by Vitti and the director on the island of Sardinia, which provides some of the film's legendary backdrop.
weeds out the blending of sound and picture and deprives his images of narrational substance, supporting stunning audiovisual incentive, a praise to the thoroughly resourceful devastation elaborated upon this place of plastic abundance.
The filmmaker's eye is also evident in the film's other documentary-like short, a series of interviews Antonioni
conducted with women who -- for reasons of emotional or economic distress -- were driven to attempt suicide.
's La Notte (1961) stands as the centerpiece of the director's so-called "trilogy of alienation." It's a daunting spot to be in, between the breakthrough in international art cinema that was L'Avventura (1960), with its daring narrative and character ambiguities, and the evocative, ethereal L'Eclisse (1962), which seemed to ultimately suggest an end to ...
Alain Delon, qui n'a jamais recu le grand prix d'interpretation a Cannes, a joue dans quelque 90 films sous la direction de realisateurs aussi prestigieux que Melville, Visconti, Antonioni
, Losey, Godard, Malle...
He welcomes esteemed journalists like Fintan O'Toole and Carol Hunt and economists such as Peter Antonioni
and Trinity College's Professor Brian Lucey.