For a film that, on the surface, appears to be held in such high regard, Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’Avventura (1960) seems to have distanced itself from a number of its audience. While I often wish to adhere to the third person in criticism, this article cannot help but revert to a personal reception of the film and also refer to recent personal reflections shared online. After … Continue reading L’Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960) – A Curious Distance.
Federico Fellini is one of Italy’s greatest and most influential filmmaker with a style and substance rarely matched in European art house film, especially in earlier work. A number of his pictures have recently made it into the Sight & Sound top 100 poll with his masterpiece 8 ½ even finishing within the top 10. He’s a director who often portrays the struggles of humanity in the … Continue reading La Strada – Federico Fellini (1954)