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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
PAST: FILM: Screening of the Italian Film "Le Amiche" preceeded by short film "Superstitions" at the National Gallery of Art, East Building SAT, August 25th from 2:30pm - 4:30pm, Free
Le Amiche screens, as part of the Antonioni Centenary film series:
preceded by the short film Superstition, a catalogue of unusual rural customs. (Superstizione, 1949, 35 mm, no subtitles, 9 minutes).
Le Amiche "Returning to her native Turin to open a salon on the heels of her Roman success, fashion stylist Eleanora Rossi-Drago painfully tries to bond with the local au courant crowd. Antonioni's loose adaptation of a Cesare Pavese story artfully charts realigning relationships amid class conflicts (the experimental highlight is a beach expedition, with camera weaving among wandering figures regrouping). Antonioni's first critical triumph won the Silver Lion at that year's Venice Film Festival. (1955, 35 mm, Italian with subtitles, 100 minutes).