La Notte

La Notte ★★★★

100 Classics to See in 2017 ~(13/100)~

I really need to see more Antonioni because he just clicks for me no matter what he does - even when it isn't really much at all. He manages to get away with being ambiguous and obvious at the same time with an elegance few other directors achieve. La Notte is the least in the spiritual trilogy, but only marginally worse than L'Eclisse (meanwhile L'Avventura was an instant favourite).

Sure, this is a little too esoteric and movies about cheating (and book writers, which I usually find a lazy writing technique) rarely interest me, but it's otherwise a gorgeously shot and fascinating study of relationships past the point of romance.