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L’avventura

Michelangelo Antonioni

 
L’avventura (Criterion DVD)

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  • Italy
  • 1960
  • 145 minutes
  • 1.77:1
  • Italian
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  • Spine #98

A girl mysteriously disappears on a yachting trip. While her lover and her best friend search for her across Italy, they begin an affair. Antonioni’s penetrating study of the idle upper class offers stinging observations on spiritual isolation and the many meanings of love. Criterion is proud to present this milestone of film grammar in a double-disc special edition.

Credits

DirectorMichelangelo Antonioni
ProducerAmato Pennasilico
ScreenplayMichelangelo Antonioni, Elio Bartolini and Tonino Guerra
CinematographyAldo Scavarda
Production designPiero Poletto
MusicGiovanni Fusco
EditingEraldo Da Roma
Assistant directorJack O'Connell
Costume designAdriana Berselli
SoundClaudio Maielli
Production coordinatorAngelo Corso

Disc Features

  • Stunning new digital transfer with restored picture and sound, enhanced for 16×9 televisions
  • Audio commentary by film historian Gene Youngblood
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
  • Antonioni: Documents and Testimonials, a 58-minute documentary by Gianfranco Mingozzi
  • Writings by Antonioni, read by Jack Nicholson—plus Nicholson’s personal recollections of the director
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Restoration demonstration

    New cover by Lucien S. Y. Yang

Film Essays

L’avventura

By Geoffrey Nowell-SmithJune 04, 2001

A group of rich Italians is on a cruise off the coast of Sicily when one of their number—a . . . Read more »


Film Essays

L’avventura

By Gene YoungbloodDecember 11, 1989

Many films are called “classic,” but few qualify as turning points in the evolution of . . . Read more »

Video


Photo Galleries

12 Great Parting Shots

July 16, 2012


Video


Photo Galleries

L’avventura in New York

April 04, 2012


Photo Galleries

Antonioni’s Environments

November 21, 2011


Clippings

After Antonioni

March 18, 2011

British author and film critic Chris Darke has written an engaging and insightful piece for . . . Read more »


Clippings

A Whole New Avventura

January 10, 2011

Stage-bound is not a term one is apt to associate with the minimalist, resolutely . . . Read more »


News

It’s Shower Time

April 02, 2010

This week, BFI Southbank launches a monthlong series in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of . . . Read more »


Film Essays

L’avventura

By Geoffrey Nowell-SmithJune 04, 2001

A group of rich Italians is on a cruise off the coast of Sicily when one of their number—a . . . Read more »


Features

Cannes Statement

By Michelangelo AntonioniJune 04, 2001

Today the world is threatened by an extremely serious split between a science that is totally . . . Read more »


Film Essays

L’avventura

By Gene YoungbloodDecember 11, 1989

Many films are called “classic,” but few qualify as turning points in the evolution of . . . Read more »