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Red Desert Rated 12A

Red Desert

Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni. Italy, 1964. 1h 57m. Italian/subs. Starring Monica Vitti, Richard Harris, Carlo Chionetti, Xenia Valderi, Rita Renoir, Lili Rheims, Aldo Grotti, Valerio Bartoleschi, Emanuela Paola Carboni.

Amid the modern wastelands and toxic factories of Italy, a woman desperately tries to conceal her tenuous grip on reality and alienation from those around her. Michelangelo Antonioni's first film in colour is a provocative, near-apocalyptic look at the spiritual desolation of the technological age. Winner of the Golden Lion at the 1964 Venice Film Festival.

‘Almost half a century on, Red Desert remains a film of rare beauty and brooding erotic intensity.’ ★★★★★ Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

‘What a mysterious film it is, with much to perplex and even exasperate, but much to fascinate as well.’ ★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


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