La notte La notte

La notte

Michelangelo Antonioni

 
La notte (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Italy
  • 1961
  • 122 minutes
  • 1.85:1
  • Italian
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  • Spine #678

This psychologically acute, visually striking modernist work was director Michelangelo Antonioni’s follow-up to the epochal L’avventura. Marcello Mastroianni and Jeanne Moreau star as a novelist and his frustrated wife, who, over the course of one night, confront their alienation from each other and the achingly empty bourgeois Milan circles in which they travel. Antonioni’s muse Monica Vitti smolders as an industrialist’s tempting daughter. Moodily sensual cinematography and subtly expressive performances make La notte an indelible illustration of romantic and social deterioration.

Credits

DirectorMichelangelo Antonioni
Produced byEmanuele Cassuto
Original story byMichelangelo Antonioni, Ennio Flaiano and Tonino Guerra
Director of photographyGianni Di Venanzo
Production designerPiero Zuffi
MusicGiorgio Gaslini
SoundClaudio Maielli
Edited byEraldo Da Roma
Production managerPaolo Frascá

Disc Features

  • New digital restoration from a 4K film transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • New interview with film critic Adriano Aprà and film historian Carlo di Carlo
  • New interview with professor Giuliana Bruno on the role of architecture in La notte
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Richard Brody and a 1961 article by director Michelangelo Antonioni

    New cover by Lucien S. Y. Yang

Film Essays

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My Film

By Michelangelo Antonioni November 04, 2013

The legendary Italian director discusses La notte’s inspirations and themes in this 1961 newspaper article that coincided with the film’s French release. Read more »


Film Essays

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La notte: Modern Love

By Richard Brody October 28, 2013

A husband and wife in 1960s Milan are isolated from each other and displaced in the modern world in Michelangelo Antonioni’s tale of love and space. Read more »

Features

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Dark Passages: The Beautiful Crimes of Henri Decaë

By Imogen Sara Smith October 03, 2017

In her latest column, critic Imogen Sara Smith explains how cinematographer Henri Decaë brought a risk-taking spirit and seductive allure to some of the most iconic French crime films. Read more »


Video

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On the Channel: Remembering Jeanne Moreau

August 03, 2017

In honor of one of the great leading ladies of French cinema, who passed away earlier this week, the Criterion Channel features ten of her most memorable performances. Read more »


Behind the Scenes

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From the Antonioni Archives

September 29, 2016

Today, we’re celebrating iconic Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni on what would have been his 104th birthday. A pioneering force in European cinema in the sixties, Antonioni won . . . Read more »


Flashbacks

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Flashback: Jeanne Moreau

By Peter Cowie August 24, 2016

Few actors have worked in cinema across eight decades. Jeanne Moreau began her career as an ingenue in 1949, and for my generation she was the icon of the French New Wave. Jean-Pierre Léaud may . . . Read more »


Photo Galleries


Photo Galleries

Antonioni’s Face

June 11, 2014


Film Essays

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My Film

By Michelangelo Antonioni November 04, 2013

The legendary Italian director discusses La notte’s inspirations and themes in this 1961 newspaper article that coincided with the film’s French release. Read more »


Three Reasons


Film Essays

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La notte: Modern Love

By Richard Brody October 28, 2013

A husband and wife in 1960s Milan are isolated from each other and displaced in the modern world in Michelangelo Antonioni’s tale of love and space. Read more »

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