La Notte

La Notte ★★★★½

Marcello Mastroianni is one of the great sexy male leads in 60s cinema, always containing an expression of deep thought and inviting distance. In La Notte, he plays a writer who is having an existential crisis of sorts, unable to feel as in love with his wife (played by Jeanne Moreau) as he previously had. And then there is Monica Vitti, Antonioni's own muse, there to tempt Mastroianni away from his wife.

The last half hour of the film, after the "night" in the title, is pitch perfect in its exploration of a dissolving marriage. It's heart-wrenching, and the most emotionally bare I've seen 4 Antonioni films that I've seen.