Il Grido

A cinematic "cry" from one of the most revered of all auteurs, Italian maestro Michelangelo Antonioni (L'avventura, La notte, Il deserto rosso) depicts a world of heartbreaking alienation, with characters riven by trauma, cast against the stunning backdrop of northern Italy's Po Valley where the director spent his childhood. When sugar refinery worker Aldo (American actor Steve Cochran in a career-best performance) is jilted by his mistress, Irma (Alida Valli, famed for her role in The Third Man), he takes to the road. With daughter in tow, Aldo wanders the Po River delta, seeking temporary but always illusory respite with a series of lovers, who only serve to remind him of Irma. Unable to find a new life, Aldo's haunted past gives way to a fateful finale.

Year: 1957
Genre: Italian Cinema
Country: Italy
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Starring: Alida Valli, Betsy Blair, Steve Cochran, Gabriella Pallotta
Duration: 110 Minutes
Rating: M - contains violence and suicide
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (Italy)



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