La Notte

La Notte ★★★★

Like Krzysztof Kieslowski, it's fascinating that Antonioni got started out as a documentarian. You can find no semblance of documentary in their work. The worlds are SO constructed. I guess that's why they made a break from documentary so that they could indulge those other impulses. The nightclub performance here is particularly interesting in light of Kim Kardashian's recent photo shoot for Paper Magazine, in that it indulges in the fetishization of the "exotic" and even includes champagne. I get why this is the weak link in the trilogy but there are still some wonderful and fascinating moments and images.