Sat, 28 February 2015
We'll linger a little longer on Italian neorealism with a film by another one of the movement's proponents, Michelangelo Antonioni.
When it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, L'avventura was jeered at by the audience, probably because during the entirety of its almost two-and-a-half-hours running time it has only the bare semblance of a plot. However, critics and filmmakers later embraced the film as something new and ambitious, and by the 1980's it may have unwittingly become one of the most influential films of all time. Antonioni's sixth film and his first to reach critical success, it's a masterpiece of cinema and something that (for me anyways) should probably be seen more than once to appreciate the scope of what was created.
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