Friday, July 31, 2015

Red Desert

Like all Antonioni films I've encountered, Red Desert is cold, empty, and somewhat turgid, dealing with upper class alienation (here a depressed dissatisfied married woman enters into an affair with a traveling businessman), but likewise it contains excellent photography and, here, fine performances from Richard Harris and the beautiful Monica Vitti, all of which aid in bullying through the film.
*** out of ****