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Red Desert 1964

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Red Desert 1964 12

117 mins Italy Director. Michelangelo Antonioni

Antonioni's mid-career masterpiece – his first film in colour – tells the story of Giuliana (Monica Vitti), a young woman suffering a mental and emotional crisis and embarking tentatively on an affair. Vitti – Antonioni's lover and muse, and the star of his earlier films L'avventura, L'eclisse and La notte – gives a magnificent, startling performance. She is ably accompanied by Carlo Chionetti as her unemotional husband Ugo, and Richard Harris as Corrado, Ugo's restless associate who finds himself drawn to her.

Red Desert is a stunning film from the great Italian auteur, a deserving winner of the Golden Lion at the 1965 Venice Film Festival and a high point of post-war European cinema.

Directed by

Michelangelo Antonioni

Featuring

Richard Harris

Monica Vitti

Genres

Classics Drama

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Certificate

12 Contains moderate sex references

Released

1964

Country

Italy

Language

English

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