Story of a Love Affair [2 Discs] [Special Edition] [DVD] [1950]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Identification of the masterpiece documentary
  • Story of a peculiar night documentary
  • Fragments of a love affair
  • Restoring a masterpiece
  • Poster gallery
  • Stills gallery

Synopsis

Cronaca di un Amore
Michelangelo Antonioni's first narrative feature is a stark, minimal interpersonal drama that would establish many of the themes and techniques that would recur in his work for the rest of his career. Story of a Love Affair centers on the dynamic between Guido (Massimo Girotti) and Paola (Lucia Bosé), two old flames re-igniting their passions for one another. Tabs are being kept on both of the lovers by their current spouses as well as by a private investigator, but even after their pursuers fall out of the picture -- whether due to accidents or disinterest -- Guido and Paola find that their love for each other is waning. Filled with stark, empty compositions, unpredictable camera movements, and static, self-obsessed characters, Story of a Love Affair would mark Antonioni as a maverick among the prevailing neorealists of the post-war Italian film community. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Gino Cervi
    Gino Cervi
  • Massimo Girotti
    Massimo Girotti - Guido
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