La Signora Senza Camelie

La Signora Senza Camelie

Downloadable Video - 1953
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The third feature film by cinema master Michelangelo Antonioni, La signora senza camelie [The Lady Without Camelias], expanded the expressive palette of contemporary Italian movies, demonstrating that a personal vision could take an explicitly poetic tack; that “seriousness = neo-realism” was perhaps already turning into something of a truism; and that Antonioni would answer to no-one but himself. It's the story of a shopclerk named Clara (played by the captivating Lucia Bosè, also of Antonioni's brilliant debut feature, Cronaca di un amore) who finds a chance casting in a small movie role develop into a full-blown career as screen-siren. Tension erupts when her husband can no longer tolerate watching her frivolous cinema escapades, and pushes her into a “serious, artistic” production of the life of Joan of Arc... whereupon she is castigated by the critical establishment. Featuring Lucia Bose, Gino Cervi, Alain Cuny.
Publisher: [Italy]: , Films sans frontières (Firm) [distridutor], , [1953]
Copyright Date: ©1953
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr. 41 min. 59 sec.)) : sound, color

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