La Notte

La Notte ★★★★

I thoroughly enjoyed this film much more than I did with the cold L'Avventura. Again I know Antonioni's trilogy is themed at the detachment and alienation, but in this film here for example, Antonioni succeeded in doing that while at the same time building a sense of compassion for the characters from the audience, something that was completely missing in L'Avventura. In La Notte, it was not so much about visual symbolism (even though there were symbols), it actually had a great dialogue driven narrative with some of the finest acting ensembles I have seen in an Antonioni film. The actors seem to have more freedom and really brought their characters to life. I'm going against the tide on this one but La Notte is superior to L'Avventura. I rate it a 8/10