For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

Greg S.'s rating of the film L'avventura

There's no way a blurb can do this film justice. The shift the film takes after Anna's disappearance begins the signify the struggles and difficulties of even existing. Anna's physical disappearance is synonymous with the void within the characters left behind as Antonioni's cinematic language paints the modern world to be every bit as treacherous and alienating as the island in the film's first half. Masterpiece.