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Le amiche (1955) The Criterion Collection Blu-ray
 
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Le amiche Blu-ray
The Criterion Collection
Criterion | 1955 | 106 min | Not rated | Jun 07, 2016

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
UPC 715515178716

DRAMA
FOREIGN
ROMANCE

Le amiche (1955) Blu-ray

A self-made woman, coming from humble means, travels to Turin to scout locations for her successful beauty salon chain. At the hotel, she encounters some upper-middle class bourgeoise women to whom she finds herself drawn into their friendships.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Starring: Eleonora Rossi Drago, Gabriele Ferzetti, Franco Fabrizi

Le amiche

This major early achievement by Michelangelo Antonioni bears the first signs of the cinema-changing style for which he would soon be world-famous. Le amiche (The Girlfriends) is a brilliantly observed, fragmentary depiction of modern bourgeois life, conveyed from the perspective of five Turinese women. As four of the friends try to make sense of the suicide attempt of the fifth, they find themselves examining their own troubled romantic lives. With suggestions of the theme of modern alienation and the fastidious visual abstraction that would define his later masterpieces such as L'avventura, L'eclisse, and Red Desert, Antonioni's film is a devastating take on doomed love and fraught friendship.

Special Features:
New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
New conversation with scholars David Forgacs and Karen Pinkus on the film's themes
New interview with scholar Eugenia Paulicelli on the importance of fashion in Antonioni's work
New English subtitle translation
PLUS: An essay by film scholar Tony Pipolo
STREET DATE: JUNE 7.

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