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This edition: L'Avventura



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Episode Details

(1960/Italy, 143 min. b&w, drama, in Italian with English subtitles) Dir.: Michelangelo Antonioni. Cast: Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, Lea Massari. L'avventura concerns the enigmatic disappearance of a young woman during a yachting trip off the coast of Sicily, and the search taken up by her disaffected lover (Gabriele Ferzetti) and best friend (Monica Vitti, in her breakout role). Antonioni's penetrating study of the idle upper class offers stinging observations on spiritual isolation and the many meanings of love. Discussion guest: Frank Tomasulo, The City College/ CUNY.

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Frank P. Tomasulo City College/CUNY