L’eclisse (The eclipse of the sun)

L’eclisse (The eclipse of the sun)

A film by Michelangelo Antonioni

Thursday, 05 November 2009 // 4.00 – about 6.15 p.m.
Festivalcafé im Telegraph

    The incapacity for love and the lack of contact of the modern person are the topics of the film »L’eclisse« (»The eclipse of the sun«), which is set in the suburbs of Rome. Vittoria comes from a humble background and coexists in a loveless state with Riccardo, a young embassy official. However, she leaves him and meets young stockbroker Piero, who generates the hope of new love for her. Nonetheless, her monosyllabic relationship ends in scepticism, emptiness and desolation as they are connected not by love but only by forlornness.

    Michelangelo Antonioni (1912-2007) is one of the principal film directors of Italy. He has made over 20 films and numerous short films. »L’eclisse« won the Jury prize at the Cannes film festival in 1962 and forms a trilogy with »L’avventura« (»The adventure«, 1960) and »La notte« (»The night«, 1961).

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    In deutscher Sprache

    Mit freundlicher Unterstützung durch Tamasa Distribution, Paris

    Einführung: Dr. Martina Bako, Theaterwissenschaftlerin, Universität Leipzig

    Regie: Michelangelo Antonioni

    Drehbuch: Michelangelo, Tonino Guerra

    Kamera: Gianni Di Venanzo

    Musik: Giovanni Fusco

    Darsteller: Monica Vitti, Alain Delon, Francisco Rabal, Louis Seigner, Lilla Brignone u. a.

    Produktion: Raymond und Robert Hakim

    Italien / Frankreich 1962

    Dauer: 118 Minuten

    Archive 2009

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