“Antonioni's his most mysterious and awe-inspiring work.” - Richard Brody, New Yorker

“Antonioni's clearest, most striking statement of purpose - and one of cinema's great films.” - Andrew Schenker, Little White Lies

Tuesday, February 6, 6:00 p.m. | In the midst of a hazardous industrial zone in Italy, a wife and mother (Antonioni muse Monica Vitti) struggles fervently to mask her fragile connection with reality from those in her vicinity. This is particularly true in her interactions with her prosperous but inattentive husband Ugo. When Corrado (Richard Harris), an old friend of Ugo comes to visit, he proves to be attuned to Giuliana's inner turmoil. An affair ensues between Corrado and Giuliana, yet it fails to assuage her existential apprehensions, leading to a tragic deterioration of her mental well-being, mirrored by the ecological threat that surrounds her. 

Awards & Nominations

Winner - Golden Lion, FIPRESCI Prize, New Cinema Award, Venice Film Festival
Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film, New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Cli-Fi Lecture SeriesThis series will screen a wide range of historical and contemporary Cli-Fi films, including science fiction, narrative, and experimental films, as well as blockbusters, in order to explore how they encourage us to see, understand, and respond to the escalating crisis of climate change. All screenings followed by lecture from Shawn Michelle Smith and Oliver Sann. View full series.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu