Director: Michelangelo Antonioni Run Time: 126 min. Release Year: 1962 Language: Italian
Starring: Alain Delon, Francisco Rabal, Lilla Brignone, Monica Vitti, Rossana Rory
The concluding chapter of Michelangelo Antonioni’s informal trilogy on contemporary malaise (following L’avventura and La notte), L’eclisse tells the story of a young woman (Monica Vitti) who leaves one lover (Francisco Rabal) and drifts into a relationship with another (Alain Delon). Using the architecture of Rome as a backdrop for the doomed affair, Antonioni achieves the apotheosis of his style in this return to the theme that preoccupied him the most: the difficulty of connection in an alienating modern world.