Red Desert

Dir: Michelangelo Antonioni
Cast: Monica Vitti, Richard Harris, Carlo Chionetti
117mins   1964   Italy, France   U   Italian, Turkish   

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Introduced by Robert Senior

In an industrial area, a young woman suffering a mental and emotional crisis, Giulana, attempts to cope with life by embarking tentatively on an an affair with a co-worker from the petrochemical plant that is managed by her unemotional husband.

'Perhaps the most extraordinary and riveting film of Antonioni's entire career; and correspondingly impossible to synopsise' - Geoff Andrew, Time Out

'His most mysterious and awe-inspiring work' - Richard Brody, New Yorker