VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

ECLISSE

V' 04

L' ECLISSE

ECLIPSE

Michelangelo Antonioni
I/F, 1962
123min, OmeU

L' ECLISSE

Michelangelo Antonioni
I/F, 1962
, 123min, OmeU

Cast: 
Moniva Vitti
Vittoria
Alain Delon
Piero
Francisco Rabal
Riccardo
Louis Seigner
Ercoli
Lilla Brignone
Vittorias Mutter
Screenplay: 
Michaelangelo Antonioni
Tonino Guerra
Elio Bartolini
Ottiero Ottieri
Sound: 
Renato Cadueri
Claudio Maielli
Camera: 
Gianni Di Venanzo
Editor: 
Eraldo Da Roma
Composer: 
Giovanni Fusco
Decoration: 
Piero Poletto
Costume: 
Bice Brichetto
Gitt Magrini

Production: 
Cineriz
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

The third of the trilogy which includes Lavventura and La notte, this is Antonionis ultimate comment on the alienation of man in contemporary society. It is best exemplified by the last part of the film, one of the great sequences in film history. Repeatedly excised by various distributors as «irrelevant», this is, in fact, the films monstrous
climax. The two protagonists have failed to «connect» and do not appear for their date. Instead, in 58 shots lasting seven minutes, we are subjected to an astonishing succession of empty streetscapes (at times referring back to earlier episodes in the film), signs, pavements, shadows, traffic lights, a darkening sky, and then night: a visual metaphor for the eclipse of man. (Amos Vogel)