L' eclisse (1962)

Antonioni’s film charts the hot and cold relationship of a young couple in bustling Rome.

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In charting the faltering progress of a new relationship between an ambitious young stockbroker (Delon) and a translator (Vitti) who’s just broken off with her lover, Antonioni evokes the fatal distractions of modern life with precise images of Rome and Verona; Gianni Di Venanzo’s black and white camerawork is wondrously elegant. The famous final montage sequence speaks volumes about apathy.

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