Gods and Monsters: Review: Il deserto rosso (Red Desert) (1964)


By Paula R. Stiles


Il deserto rosso (Red Desert) (1964). Director: Michelangelo Antonioni. Cast: Monica Vitti, Richard Harris and Carlo Chionetti. Country: Italy.


A mentally fragile woman named Giuliana (Monica Vitti) tries to hold onto her marriage and her son in the middle of a polluted industrial port. Giuliana has been very depressed since a car accident sometime before and goes through what appears to be a cycle of nervous breakdowns, including a past hospitalization. All of her attempts to …

Paula R. StilesGods and Monsters: Review: Il deserto rosso (Red Desert) (1964)