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L’avventura

Michelangelo Antonioni

 
L’avventura (Criterion Blu-Ray)

25 Nov 2014

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

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

Michelangelo Antonioni invented a new film grammar with this masterwork. An iconic piece of challenging 1960s cinema and a gripping narrative on its own terms, L’avventura concerns the enigmatic disappearance of a young woman during a yachting trip off the coast of Sicily, and the search taken up by her disaffected lover (Gabriele Ferzetti) and best friend (Monica Vitti, in her breakout role). Antonioni’s controversial international sensation is a gorgeously shot tale of modern ennui and spiritual isolation.

Credits

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

Disc Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring film historian Gene Youngblood
  • Olivier Assayas on “L’avventura,” an analysis of the film in three parts
  • Antonioni: Documents and Testimonials, a fifty-eight-minute documentary by Gianfranco Mingozzi from 1966
  • Writings by director Michelangelo Antonioni, read by actor Jack Nicholson, plus Nicholson’s personal recollections of the director
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, Antonioni’s statements about the film after its 1960 Cannes Film Festival premiere, and an open letter distributed at the festival

    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 »

Photo Galleries

Antonioni’s Face

June 11, 2014


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 »