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Michelangelo Antonioni: Confronting the Modern World with Style at BFI Southbank

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Time 17:15
Date 24/02/19
Price £25
  • Produced by BFI Southbank
  • Price £10.20 - £25
  • Get ready to witness films from one of the world’s most adventurous and widely respected filmmakers.
  • Bring along your enigmatic characters.
  • Surf to peruse the films.
  • See you at BFI Southbank

BFI Southbank kicks off 2019 with a major retrospective of cinema's Italian master, Michelangelo Antonioni, whose influence on style, mood and outlook continues to resonate amongst filmmakers today.

Running from: Mon 14 Jan - Sun 24 Feb, various times.

Never really a neo-realist, the former critic quickly established himself with a striking series of features notable for their visual elegance, narrative subtlety, and cool yet compassionate fascination with people striving to find satisfaction in a modern world devoted to material wellbeing, ‘progress’ and fleeting passions and fashions. Wary of melodrama and genre, Antonioni focused on mood, gesture and environment; silence was as meaningful as dialogue, and figures moved through landscapes that spoke volumes about longing, spiritual listlessness and solitude.

Expect films such as: The Oberwald Mystery, Beyond the Clouds, Identification of a Woman, Red Desert, Blow up, China, L’eclisse, La notte, Le amiche, L’avventura, The Vanquished, Il grido, Chronicle of a Love Affair (aka Story of a Love Affair), Antonioni’s Short Films 1947-65, The Passenger, Zabriskie Point, Antonioni Short Films (1983-2004), as well as the Study Day: Landscape and Architecture in the Cinema of Michelangelo Antonioni event.

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