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still from L’Avventura (The Adventure) (Michelangelo Antonioni, IT 1960)

L'avventura

L'avventura

Michelangelo Antonioni / IT, FR, 1959 / 134 min.

During a cruise along the Italian coast, a young woman disappears from the ship. Her fiancée and her best friend start searching for her – but end up feeling more and more for one another. L’avventura is the first part of Antonioni's ‘love trilogy’, all three starring Monica Vitti in the lead role. This film was the inspiration for Ivo van Hove’s play Antonioni Project: see the exhibition All About Theatre About Film.

poster L’Avventura (The Adventure) (Michelangelo Antonioni, IT 1960)
Alienation, isolation and sparse dialogue characterise this trilogy in which men and women do their best to get closer to one another – but just end up further away.

Details

Director

Michelangelo Antonioni

Production year

1959

Country

IT, FR

Original title

L'avventura

Length

134 min.

Language

Italian

Subtitles

ENG

Format

DCP, 35mm

Part of

All About Theatre About Film

Film and theatre influence each other continuously. To celebrate that relationship between the two worlds, Eye has invited stage director Ivo van Hove and scenographer Jan Versweyveld to compile an exhibition.

Learn more
All About Theatre About Film: Antonioni Project (after Michelangelo Antonioni) (2009) © Jan Versweyveld
still from L’Avventura (The Adventure) (Michelangelo Antonioni, IT 1960)
still from L’Avventura (The Adventure) (Michelangelo Antonioni, IT 1960)

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