Facing Modernity: A Tribute to Monica Vitti – Film Season

Schedule

Wed May 25 2022 at 07:00 pm to 11:15 pm

Location

ACMI | Melbourne, VI

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Monica Vitti is one of the most iconic performers of European modernist cinema. She is best known for her extraordinary four-film collaboration with lover Michelangelo Antonioni in the early 1960s. The cultural and artistic impact of these four films – which launched her career – has, in the international realm at least, tended to obscure her much longer reign as an almost-unrivalled star of Italian comedy.
This tribute season to the legendary Vitti – who passed away in February this year after a two-decade battle with Alzheimer’s – splits evenly between her austere, unforgettable turns in Antonioni’s L’ECLISSE and Red Desert, and her lighter side with Joseph Losey’s ultra-stylish 1966 spy spoof Modesty Blaise and Ettore Scola’s ménage à trois comedy JEALOUSY, ITALIAN STYLE.

WEDNESDAY 25 MAY
7:00pm MODESTY BLAISE
Joseph Losey (1966) 119 mins – PG
9:15pm RED DESERT
Michelangelo Antonioni (1964) 117 mins – Unclassified 15+

WEDNESDAY 1 JUNE
7:00pm L’ECLISSE
Michelangelo Antonioni (1962) 126 mins – PG
9:15pm JEALOUSY, ITALIAN STYLE
Ettore Scola (1970) 99 mins – Unclassified 15+
35mm print

Membership passes: acmi.net.au/cteq
Full program notes: melbournecinematheque.org/category/present-year/facing-modernity-vitti/
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Where is it happening?

ACMI, Federation Square, Flinders Street,Melbourne,VIC,Australia, Melbourne, Australia

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