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.