Monday, October 14, 2013


A woman (Monica Vitti) leaves her older lover (Francisco Rabal) to embark on a meaningless affair with a suave and vapid stockbroker (Alain Delon). L'eclisse completes Michelangelo Antonioni's three part treatise on modern emptiness and despondency and contains much of the turgidity of La Notte, its direct predecessor, but still has much more to work with, mainly with the beautiful Vitti, who returns following L'Avventura, and does such an excellent job emoting those feelings of alienation. Further, like most of Antonioni's films, this one has a superb ending.