This was one that I had heard of before but was not one I was dying to see. I was mildly interested in seeing it but when I saw the quote by Martin Scorsese (my favorite director) saying that it was one of the most profound shocks he ever had at the movies, I instantly became interested.
I’ll be honest and say that this was another one I just couldn’t really get into it. This is not a bad film by any means and I can see why a lot of people would love it. It’s a very long and slow film and definitely the type of film that you need to be in a certain mood for and I think I just wasn’t in the mood for a slow burn type movie. I did admire how extremely well made the film is. The performances by Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti,and Lea Massari are all excellent. The rest of the cast is really good as well. The movie is also really well written and the direction by Michelangelo Antonioni is really good as well. The cinematography is beautiful as well. Like I said, there’s a lot to admire about the craft of this movie. I feel like this is the type of film I would like more after watching it again now that I know the type of film it is. Even if I never got into the film, I would still recommend it because it is a very well made film and one that I feel like a lot of people would enjoy.