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Short Films by Antonioni, Program 2

Imported Prints

Return to Lisca Bianca is an eerie return, twenty-three years later, to the island setting of L’avventura. Antonioni took part in and shot footage of an Indian religious festival for Kumbha Mela. Made for the Italian pavilion at the Seville Expo, the breathtaking Sicilian travelogue Noto, Mandorli, Vulcano, Stromboli, Carnevale harks back to Antonioni’s very first documentaries. The self-portrait The Gaze of Michelangelo, “a moving meditation on art, the artist, endurance, and mortality, shows Antonioni walking into San Pietro church in Rome to scrutinize and caress the recently restored sculpture of Moses by another Michelangelo—Buonarroti” (Cinematheque Ontario). And other films by Antonioni, plus To Make a Film Is to Be Alive, in which Antonioni’s wife and collaborator Enrica Antonioni provides an intimate portrait of the great director’s passion for cinema.

Films in this Screening

Return to Lisca Bianca
(Ritorno a lisca bianca)

Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy, 1983

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Italian
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DigiBeta PAL
  • 9 mins
source
  • Luce Cinecittà
permission
  • Rai Teche

Fotoromanza 

Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy, 1984

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Italian
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DigiBeta NTSC
  • 4 mins
source
  • Luce Cinecittà
permission
  • Maurizio La Pira

Kumbha Mela

Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy, 1977-89

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Italian
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 18 mins
source
  • Luce Cinecittà
permission
  • Enrica Antonioni

Roma '90

Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy, 1990

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Italian
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DigiBeta PAL
  • 9 mins
source
  • Luce Cinecittà

Noto, Mandorli, Vulcano, Stromboli, Carnevale

Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy, 1992

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Italian
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 8 mins
source
  • Luce Cinecittà
permission
  • Enrica Antonioni

Sicilia

Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy, 1997

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Italian
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 9 mins
source
  • Luce Cinecittà
permission
  • Enrica Antonioni

The Gaze of Michelangelo
(Lo sguardo di Michelangelo)

Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy, 2004

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 15 mins
source
  • Luce Cinecittà

To Make a Film Is to Be Alive
(Fare un film per me è vivere)
(Making a Film for Me Is Life)

Enrica Antonioni, France, Italy, 1995

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Italian
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • B&W/Color
  • DigiBeta PAL
  • 60 mins
source
  • Luce Cinecittà
permission
  • Enrica Antonioni