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3.9
944 Ratings

Il grido

United States, Italy, 1957
Drama

Synopsis

In a rare male melodrama, a mechanic facing the end of an affair with a married woman wanders across the Italian countryside from the arms of one woman to another looking for satisfaction. Antonioni connects Italian neorealism with the director’s famous works of the 1960s.

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Il grido Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

Awards & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival

1957 | Winner: Best Film (Prize of the Jury of the Swiss Association of Film Journalists)

1987

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1958 | Winner: Best Cinematography

1958 | Nominee: Best Score

Critics reviews

Interpretative accounts that stress the metaphysical properties of space in order to grasp essential anthropocentric social and cultural meanings fail to properly acknowledge that Antonioni’s films, especially his early features, also question the functions of industry, institutions and the economy. In this respect, his work engages with myriad elusive and palpable discourses – its obviousness heightening its mysteriousness.
March 14, 2015
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