Red Desert (Il deserto rosso)

Friday, March 11, 2011 - 5:30pm
Ulrich Recital Hall (Tawes 1121)

dir. Michelangelo Antonioni | 1964 | 120 min. | Italian with English Subtitles

The story of a woman trying to survive in the modern world of cultural neurosis and existential doubt, Red Desert is Antonioni's first color film. It is renowned for its stunningly colored industrial landscapes which express the unease, alienation, and vivid perceptions of the main character. The film was awarded the Golden Lion at the 25th Venice Film Festival in 1964.

Introduced by College of Information Studies graduate student/Film Studies GA Brian Real