In Milan, Lidia storms out of a gathering held to honor her husband, Giovanni, who has just written a novel. Distressed at the news that her friend Tommaso has a terminal illness, Lidia begins roaming the streets, questioning her marriage. Meanwhile, Giovanni, attempts to seduce ingénue Valentina.
With immortal performances from Jeanne Moreau and Marcello Mastroianni, Michelangelo Antonioni’s brittle masterpiece is a chilling exploration of emotional displacement. Charting the disintegration of a listless marriage, La Notte slinks enigmatically through the cooling embers of a suspended love.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Walter Salles, 2004, Argentina
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States