Story of a Love Affair

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Italy | 1950 | 98 minutes | Michelangelo Antonioni

November 10, 2018

Michelangelo Antonioni achieved auteur status overnight with his first feature about a tentative love affair that intensifies to a fever pitch as the lovers scheme to commit murder.

The legendary Michelangelo Antonioni's debut feature, inspired by James M. Cain's "The Postman Always Rings Twice," is a powerful statement on the delusions and violence sparked by a passionate love, intensifying lust, class and the repercussions of violence into a brilliant noir melodrama. In future films like like L'Avventura and Blow-Up, Antonioni went on to develop what became a genre all its own - people disconnected from the world and those around them.

  • Original Language Title: Cronaca Di Un Amore
  • Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
  • Principal Cast: Lucia Bose, Massimo Girotti, Ferdinando Sarmi, Gino RossiMarika Rowsky
  • Country: Italy
  • Year: 1950
  • Running Time: 98 minutes
  • Producer: Franco Villani
  • Screenplay: Michelangelo Antonioni, Daniele D'Anza, Silvio Giovaninetti, Francesco Maselli
  • Cinematographers: Enzo Serafin
  • Language: Italian
  • Format: 35mm