ZABRISKIE POINT
1970, Warner Bros., 112 min, USA, Dir: Michelangelo Antonioni

Director Michelangelo Antonioni follows the mind-expanding odyssey of two youths on the run from the police after a violent student demonstration. Their surreal adventures in the California desert climax in slow-motion apocalypse to the strains of Pink Floyd.


RED DESERT
IL DESERTO ROSSO
1964, Janus Films, 117 min, Italy, France, Dir: Michelangelo Antonioni

Industrial blight has never looked more beautiful than in director Michelangelo Antonioni’s first color film. Monica Vitti stars as Giuliana, a wife and mother living near a petrochemical plant in northern Italy. Though Giuliana feels profoundly alienated, the attentions of her husband’s business associate (Richard Harris) do little to relieve her loneliness. In Italian with English subtitles.


BLOW-UP
1966, Warner Bros., 111 min, Italy, UK, Dir: Michelangelo Antonioni

In-demand fashion photographer David Hemmings shags half the models in London - before running into enigmatic beauty Vanessa Redgrave, who only wants a certain roll of film from him. A riddle within a riddle, Antonioni’s most famous film has often been imitated (De Palma’s BLOW OUT, Greenaway’s THE DRAUGHTSMAN’S CONTRACT). Look for a young Jane Birkin in one of her first film appearances - and for The Yardbirds mimicking The Who’s penchant for destruction in the film’s frenzied nightclub scene!


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