Video essay on Michelangelo Antonioni's 1962 feature film "L'Eclisse" (Eclipse).
The film is considered the last part of a trilogy which was preceded by "L'Avventura" (1960 The Adventure) and "La Notte" (1961 The Night).
Throughout "L'Eclisse" visual storytelling is used in a powerful way to emphasize the incommunication between the main characters: Vertical lines in the background of the image composition visually separate the two lovers in each and every shot from each other. Image framing and character blocking go perfectly hand in hand with the overall story line of "L'Eclisse".
Language: Italian | Subtitles: English, Spanish, German
For study purposes only.