L'Eclisse Restoration Trailer (1962)

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Trailer for the restored version and re-release of L'Eclisse.

Filmed in sumptuous black and white, and full of scenes of lush, strange beauty, it tells the story of Vittoria (Monica Vitti), a young woman who leaves her older lover (Francisco Rabal), then drifts into a relationship with a confident, ambitious young stockbroker (Alain Delon). But this base narrative is the starting point for much, much more, including an analysis of the city as a place of estrangement and alienation and an implicit critique of colonialism.

Using the architecture of Rome - old and new - as a backdrop for this doomed affair, Antonioni achieves the apotheosis of his style in this return to the theme that preoccupied him the most: the difficulty of forming true connections amidst the meaninglessness of the modern world. The final shot remains one of the greatest endings in cinema. The film features stunning performances from two icons of 60s cinema: the seductive Monica Vitti and the elegant, chiseled Alain Delon.

Duration
1 min 3 sec

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2,211

Posted On
August 12, 2015
Director
Michelangelo Antonioni

Writer
Michelangelo Antonioni

Studio
StudioCanal

Release
December 20, 1962
Cast
Alain Delon
Monica Vitti
Francisco Rabal
Lilla Brignone
Rossana Rory
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