Trilogy of Decadence 2/3
Directed and written by Michelangelo Antonioni
"I no longer have inspirations, only recollections"
Michelangelo Antonioni is one of the few filmmakers who makes me wonder, is that stuff even possible and how does Antonioni do it? His films are magical and pure cinema. La Notte is one of the best and most beautiful film ever shot on Black and White. Its miraculously gorgeous.
Giovanni Pontano is a famous novelist who decides to attend a promotion party for his new book with his wife. There he falls in love with Valentina Gherardini, daughter of a billionaire. Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Monreau and Monica Vitti. The characters are very well-written and superbly acted. The visuals are so brilliant that it immerses you into the troubled and distant marriage of Giovanni and Lidia. Michelangelo created a excellent melancholic atmosphere combined with fantastic writing and marvellous direction.
My rating: 4.5/5