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. Lavishly photographed by Carlo Di Palma and available for the first time in its new 4K restoration,The Red Desert(Golden Lion at the 1964 Venice Film Festival) is a peak in the career of the director ofBlow Up !
THE RED DESERT by Michelangelo Antonioni (1964 - Colors - 117 mins) New 4K restoration Original version with French subtitles Blu-ray or DVD edition
. THE DESERT AND THE OASIS(13 mins) Illustrated by a text by Jean-Louis Comolli published in theCinema NotebooksNo. 159 (October 1964), return toThe Red Desertand on the change of look that the filmmaker operates on the world.
. THE SUSPENDED SENSE(S)(18 mins) Interview with Clotilde Simond, teacher and author of the bookAesthetics and schizophrenia . How Antonioni uses the means of cinema to offer us a unique vision of the being-in-the-world of the modern subject.