The Criterion Collection Blu-ray Special Edition is available to buy from Monday 30th May. To celebrate the release of Antonioni's revered masterpiece, you can win a copy right here!
Michelangelo Antonioni (La Notte) invented a new film grammar with this masterwork. An iconic piece of challenging 1960s cinema with a gripping narrative in its own right, 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 (Once Upon a Time in the West’s Gabriele Ferzetti) and best friend (L’Eclisse’s Monica Vitti in her breakout role). Antonioni’s controversial international sensation is a gorgeously shot tale of modern ennui and spiritual isolation.
The Criterion Collection Blu-ray Special Edition is available to buy from Monday 30th May.
Special Edition Features
· New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
· Audio commentary featuring film historian Gene Youngblood
· Selected-scene commentary by filmmaker Oliver Assayas
· Antonioni: Documents and Testimonials, a fifty-eight minute 1966 documentary by Gianfranco Mingozzi
· Writings by director Michelangelo Antonioni, read by actor Jack Nicholson plus Nicholson’s personal recollections of the director
· New English subtitle translation
· PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, along with the statement Antonioni made about the film and the letter that circulated in support of it after its 1960 Cannes premiere
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