I started with Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’Avventura so I might as well continue with Antonioni’s loose trilogy about modernity and its discontents. Today’s Sunday Matinee is 1961’s La Notte (The Night).
La Notte follows a married couple through the course of one night. The couple played by Jeanne Moreau and Marcello Mastroianni are and have been drifting apart for sometime. They first go visit a friend in the hospital who is dying. Moreau is taking it especially hard. She leaves telling the dying man that she’ll come back tomorrow. Mastroianni has just published a successful novel and they then attend a party celebrating the novel’s publication. Mastroianni is in his element at the party while Moreau is bored and alone. She eventually leaves the party.
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