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L'eclisse (Region 1) - Antonioni, Michelangelo
Releasedatum: 15 maart 2005
The conclusion of Michelangelo Antonioni’s informal trilogy on modern malaise, L’eclisse (The Eclipse) tells the story of a young woman (Monica Vitti) who leaves one lover (Francisco Rabal) only to drift into a relationship with another (Alain Delon). Using the architecture of Rome as a backdrop for the couple’s doomed affair, Antonioni reaches the apotheosis of his modernist style, returning to his favorite themes: alienation and the difficulty of finding connections in an increasingly mechanized world.

DVD Extra's:
New, restored high-definition digital transfer. Audio commentary by Richard Peña, program director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, in New York. Michelangelo Antonioni: The Eye That Changed Cinema, a 56-minute documentary exploring the director’s life and career. Elements of Landscape, a new, 22-minute video piece about Antonioni and L’eclisse, featuring Italian film critic Adriano Aprà and longtime Antonioni friend Carlo di Carlo. New and improved English subtitle translation. Plus: a 32-page booklet featuring new essays by film critics Jonathan Rosenbaum and Gilberto Perez, along with reprinted excerpts from Antonioni’s own writings about his work.

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