La Notte ★★★★

La Notte is yet another beautiful told story about really bored people. Everyone's super bored all the time - but hey, so was most of post-war Italy. La Notte doesn't quite manage to capture the lightning in a bottle that L'Avventura managed, but still has enough Antonioni-isms to keep the frame constantly beautiful, the performances constantly captivating, and despite the aimlessness of the narrative, the film constantly moving.

If I can give Antonioni one big compliment out of this and L'Avventura, it's that his films feel shorter than their run time, which is especially surprising given their slow nature. That's quite an impressive feat.

86/100

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