Red Desert

Il deserto rosso

117 mins
8.4 / 10 (5230)


A depressed wife disturbs those around her with her erratic emotions. However, everyone finds it easier to go on as though all is well. A British engineer thinks he knows what she needs when enters an illicit affair with her.

MUBI's take

One of the greatest portraits of alienation ever committed to celluloid, Antonioni’s last major collaboration with Monica Vitti was also his first leap into color. By painting nature like an artist to canvas, he transformed the forlorn industrial landscape into a psychic space of ineffable beauty.

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