In line with the themes of Tina Gillen's work and the visual language of her paintings, the Konschthal is showing a selection of three films as part of her Flying Mercury exhibition.
In an industrial area, unstable Giuliana attempts to cope with life by starting an affair with a co-worker at the plant her husband manages.
Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1960s panoramas of contemporary alienation were decade-defining artistic events, and Red Desert, his first color film, is perhaps his most epochal. This provocative look at the spiritual desolation of the technological age—about a disaffected woman, brilliantly portrayed by Antonioni muse Monica Vitti, wandering through a bleak industrial landscape beset by power plants and environmental toxins, and tentatively flirting with her husband’s coworker, played by Richard Harris—continues to keep viewers spellbound. With one startling, painterly composition after another—of abandoned fishing cottages, electrical towers, looming docked ships—Red Desert creates a nearly apocalyptic image of its time, and confirms Antonioni as cinema’s preeminent poet of the modern age.
In collaboration with: Intra Movies
Facilitator: Christian Mosar
Languages: IT (subtitles in english)
5€ pp. | Subject to availability | Booking required.
- Audience For adults, For teens
- Duration 2h00