Il Grido

Kino Video   (1957) / Region 1
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Il Grido

A compelling romance bound in tragedy, Il Grido is a fascinating missing link in the career of Michelangelo Antonioni, marking his transition from the neorealist impulses expressed in Le Amich (The Girl Friends, 1955) & I Vinti (The Vanquished, 1952), toward the more subjectively stylized approach of such classic works are L'Avventura (1959), La Notte (1961) & Red Desert (1964).

Shot in Antonioni's native Po Valley region near Bologna, Il Grido focuses on individuals of the common classes rather then the bourgeoisie of his later films. From this humble and unpretentious subject matter, Antonioni fashions a spellbinding motion picture that keenly demonstrates his profound cinematic talents. His compositions of bleak industrial landscapes enshrouded in grey fog provide the perfect tableaux for characters haunted by emotional detachment and psychological torment.

The narrative follows Aldo, a young refinery mechanic who, when faced with the sudden end of a seven-year affair with a married woman (Alida Valli), abandons his past and embarks on an aimless quest with their young daughter in tow. His travels take him to the home of an old flame (Betsy Blair), to a filling station owned by a lonely widow (Dorian Gray) on a desolate stretch of highway, and into the arms of a prostitute in an impoverished fishing community (Lyn Shaw). But he can find no relief from his undying love for Irma and must return to her village, for adenouement that is unexpectedly shocking but inevitable.

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  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Aug 18 2000
  • Production Year 1957
  • Empire SKU 18461
  • UPC Code 738329017620
  • Studio  Kino Video
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-SL
  • Subtitles English

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Audio/Video

  • Audio
    Italian Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 B&W

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