"A STARRINGLY BEAUTIFUL FILM."
Married to a wealthy engineer, Giuliana has been subject to frequent anxiety attacks since her car accident. In the industrial suburbs of Ravenna, she seeks solace from Corrado, a former comrade of her husband's who has come to recruit labour...
For his first color film, Michelangelo Antonioni shows the ambiguity of the industrial world, a place of drama. Source of anguish, perceived by his characters as inhuman and meaningless, the industrialized landscape invokes at the same time the beauty of a universe of smoke and metals. Sumptuously photographed by Carlo Di Palma and available for the first time in his new 4K restoration, Le Désert rouge (Golden Lion at the 1964 Venice Film Festival) is a pinnacle in the career of the director of Blow-Up !
THE RED DESERT by Michelangelo Antonioni
(1964 - Colors - 117 mins)
New 4K restoration
Original version with French subtitles
Unreleased on Blu-ray
EPL (PRESTIGE LIMITED EDITION) #21
// THE FILM COMBO BLU-RAY + DVD
. THE DESERT AND THE OASIS (13 mins)
Illustrated by a text by Jean-Louis Comolli published in Cahiers du Cinéma n° 159 (October 1964), a look back at Le Désert rouge and the change in the way the filmmaker sees the world.
. THE SUSPENDED SENSE(S) (18 mins)
Interview with Clotilde Simond, teacher and author of the book Esthétique et schizophrénie . How Antonioni uses the means of cinema to offer us a unique vision of the being-in-the-world of the modern subject.
CITY SCREENS (12 mins)
Directed by: Colette Thiriet - © 1964 INA
In this interview produced and broadcast in 1964, Antonioni returns to the genesis of the film, the painted industrial universe and its characters.
. RUSHES (6 mins)
. ORIGINAL TRAILER (HD*)
. TRAILER 2022 (HD*)
// INCLUDED MANY MEMORABILIA
• REPRODUCTION OF THE FILM PRESS KIT
• SET OF 10 COLLECTOR PHOTOS
*in HD on the Blu-ray Disc™ version
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING
Original Version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 • French Subtitles
Format 1.85 respected • Colors • Duration of the Film: 117 mn
DVD 9 • NEW RESTORED MASTER • PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING
Original Version Dolby Digital 1.0 • French Subtitles
1.85 format respected • 16/9 compatible 4/3 • Colors • Film length: 113 mins
Released July 5, 2022