Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni
Moving right along with the 1960s, we come to another weird film that is pretty much about two terrible people with no resolution. However, it is a very pretty movie so I will not bitch too long about it.
Anna and her boyfriend, Sandro, decide to go yachting cruise in the Mediterranean. They bring along a few wealthy couples and their friend, Claudia. Anna goes missing on one of the islands they visit. Claudia and Sandro spend about five minutes looking for her before they start sleeping together. Ah, romance.
So the story line may teeter on the edge of absurdity, but there are a few interesting things about this film that I think made it worth my while. First, like I said, the movie is absolutely gorgeous. Of course, it is hard to make the Mediterranean Islands look unappealing, so I suppose this mention might be a bit of a give away. Still, it was a beautiful movie to watch.
Secondly, the ambiguity of the ending was quite thought provoking; in other hands, it might have been extremely frustrating. Since we are a spoiler free zone, I will not say anything else about it.
So worth a watch but certainly not a stand out film.
Rated as the second greatest film of all time in Sight and Sound Magazine.
Booed at the Cannes Film Festival.