Cinema: Raise the Colors

THE MYSTERY OF OBERWALD Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni Screenplay by Michelangelo Antonioni and Tonino Guerra

Michelangelo Antonioni is a restless eminence. For more than 40 years he has been testing the limits of film narrative—as a young critic and documentarist, as a screenwriter in Italy's neorealist cinema, as the director of such parables of alienation as L'Avventura (1960) and Eclipse (1962). And while he expanded the viewer's understanding of the way stories can be told, he helped change the way the world is seen on film. In Red Desert (1964), he reflected the...

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