• Red Desert (1964)

Red Desert

Release Date: 1964

DVD Release Date: September 21st, 1999

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary

Amid the modern wastelands and toxic factories of Italy, wife and mother Giuliana (Monica Vitti) desperately tries to conceal her tenuous grip on reality from those around her, especially her successful yet neglectful husband, Ugo (Carlo Chionetti). Ugo's old pal, Corrado (Richard Harris), shows up in town on a business trip and is more sensitive to Giuliana's anxieties. They begin an affair, but it does little to quell Giuliana's existential fears, and her mental state rapidly deteriorates.

Cast: Monica Vitti, Richard Harris, Carlo Chionetti, Xenia Valderi, Rita Renoir, Aldo Grotti, Valerio Bartoleschi, Giuliano Missirini

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Film Duemila, Francoriz Production, Federiz

Keywords: Transformation, Emotional, Wife, Fall, Son, Husband, 1960s, Forbidden love

Awards

Winner Golden Lion for best movie
Mostra del Cinema di Venezia (1964)