Il Grido (DVD)

Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

Release Year: 1957
Running Time: 115
UPC: 7 38329 01762 0
Color Type: B&W
Country: Italy
Language: Italian with English Subtitles [audio]
Genres: World Cinema
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Cast
Betsy Blair
Alida Valli
Dorian Gray
Steve Cochran

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Composed by Giovanni Fusco
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

A compelling romance bound in tragedy, Il Grido is a fascinating missing link in the career of Michelangelo Antonioni, marking his transition from the neorealist impulses expressed in Le Amiche (The Girl Friends, 1955) and I Vinti (The Vanquished, 1952), toward the more subjectively stylized approach of such classic works as L'Avventura (1959), La Notte (1961) and Red Desert (1964).

Shot in Antonioni's native Po Valley region near Bologna, Il Grido focuses on individuals of the common classes rather than the bourgeoisie of his later films. From this humble and unpretentious subject matter, Antonioni fashions a spellbinding motion picture that keenly demonstrates his profound cinematic talents. His hypnotic compositions of bleak industrial landscapes enshrouded in grey fog provide the perfect tableaux for characters haunted by emotional detachment and psychological torment.

The narrative follows Aldo, a young refinery mechanic (Steve Cochran) who, when faced with the sudden end of a seven-year affair with a married woman (Alida Valli), abandons his past and embarks on an aimless quest with their young daughter in tow. His travels take him to the home of an old flame (Betsy Blair), to a filling station owned by a lonely widow (Dorian Gray) and into the arms of a prostitute in an impoverished fishing community (Lyn Shaw). But he can find no relief from his undying love for Irma and must return to her village, for a denouement that is unexpectedly shocking, but inevitable.

"Poetic [and] affecting" - Pauline Kael, 5001 Nights at the Movies

  • Golden Leopold Lacarno Internation Film Festival
    Official Selection Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

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