Night, The

This engrossing film's story is a superficially simple one. After 10 years of marriage, a popular writer and his wife begin to realize their affair is nearing breaking point. She's bored, has had an extra-marital fling with a family friend who has just died suddenly, leaving her even more despondent. Pic covers one day and a night. And when dawn breaks up the party which the couple is attending, habit, fear, loneliness and sorrow bring them together again in one last desperate act of love. La Notte has little plot to speak of. Antonioni follows Lidia (Jeanne Moreau) and her husband, Giovanni (Marcello Mastroianni), through the course of one night, as they wander the streets of Milan, visit clubs, attend parties, and, finally, confront the cold apathy that has developed between them. They are certainly both attracted to the strangers, if only for the temporary connection and passion that they might offer. Giovanni's attraction to Valentina (Monica Vitti) is mostly physical. Lidia is drawn to Roberto (Giorgio Negro) because he simply offers her his attention and respect, neither of which have been available from her husband for years. In one of the film's most touching scenes, Lidia and Roberto sit alone in a car as rain falls around them. Antonioni remains at a distance, letting them laugh and talk out of earshot. It's the only time during the film that we see Moreau's smile
France İtaly
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1969


Script
Ennio Flaiano
Michelangelo Antonioni
Tonino Guerra

Cinematography
Gianni di Venanzo

Editing
Eraldo from Rome

Production
Nepi Film

Cast
Bernhard Wicki
Jeanne Moreau
Marcello Mastroianni
Monica Vitti
Rosy Mazzacurati

Music
Giorgio Gaslini
Giorgio Gaslini Quartet

Awards
Best Director
Best Foreign Actress Jussi Awards
Best Score
Best Supporting Actress Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
Golden Bear Berlin

Festivals
11th Festival on Wheels
SİNEMANIN Sairi: TONINO GUERRA