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    The second feature film by cinema master Michelangelo Antonioni, La signora senza camelie [The Lady Without Camelias], expanded the expressive palette of contemporary Italian movies, demonstrating that a personal vision could take an explicitly poetic tack; that "seriousness = neo-realism" was perhaps already turning into something of a truism; and that Antonioni would answer to no-one but himself.
     
    It's the story of a shopclerk named Clara (played by the captivating Lucia Bosé, also of Antonioni's brilliant debut feature, Cronaca di un amore) who finds a chance casting in a small movie role develop into a full-blown career as screen-siren. Tension erupts when her husband can no longer tolerate watching her frivolous cinema escapades, and pushes her into a "serious, artistic" production of the life of Joan of Arc... whereupon she is castigated by the critical establishment.
     
    A riveting 'behind-the-scenes' show-business drama, La signora senza camelie explores themes that would haunt its director from L'avventura through La notte and The Passenger -- the tenuous hold of an individual on her identity, and the dangers inherent to performance, in life and on-screen.

    Special Features

    • Beautiful new transfer of the film in its original 1.37:1 aspect ratio, presented in a 1080p AVC encode on the Blu-ray 
    • A new and exclusive video introduction to the film with critic and teacher Gabe Klinger 
    • A new and exclusive video featuring Gabe Klinger discussing Antonioni in the context of the Italian production system of the 1950s  
    • Optional English subtitles 
    • A lengthy booklet containing newly translated critical pieces about the film, excerpts of interviews with Antonioni, and a lengthy debate between Antonioni and critic Luigi Chiarini on the subject of the film.
  • Product Details
    Certificate:
    PG
    Director:
    Michelangelo Antonioni
    Region:
    B
    Number of Discs:
    2
    Main Language:
    Italian
    Subtitle Languages:

    English (Optional)

    studio:
    Masters of Cinema
    Theatrical Release Year:
    1953

La Signora Senza Camelie [The Lady Without Camelias] (Includes Blu-Ray and DVD Copy)

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  • Description

    The second feature film by cinema master Michelangelo Antonioni, La signora senza camelie [The Lady Without Camelias], expanded the expressive palette of contemporary Italian movies, demonstrating that a personal vision could take an explicitly poetic tack; that "seriousness = neo-realism" was perhaps already turning into something of a truism; and that Antonioni would answer to no-one but himself.
     
    It's the story of a shopclerk named Clara (played by the captivating Lucia Bosé, also of Antonioni's brilliant debut feature, Cronaca di un amore) who finds a chance casting in a small movie role develop into a full-blown career as screen-siren. Tension erupts when her husband can no longer tolerate watching her frivolous cinema escapades, and pushes her into a "serious, artistic" production of the life of Joan of Arc... whereupon she is castigated by the critical establishment.
     
    A riveting 'behind-the-scenes' show-business drama, La signora senza camelie explores themes that would haunt its director from L'avventura through La notte and The Passenger -- the tenuous hold of an individual on her identity, and the dangers inherent to performance, in life and on-screen.

    Special Features

    • Beautiful new transfer of the film in its original 1.37:1 aspect ratio, presented in a 1080p AVC encode on the Blu-ray 
    • A new and exclusive video introduction to the film with critic and teacher Gabe Klinger 
    • A new and exclusive video featuring Gabe Klinger discussing Antonioni in the context of the Italian production system of the 1950s  
    • Optional English subtitles 
    • A lengthy booklet containing newly translated critical pieces about the film, excerpts of interviews with Antonioni, and a lengthy debate between Antonioni and critic Luigi Chiarini on the subject of the film.
  • Product Details
    Certificate:
    PG
    Director:
    Michelangelo Antonioni
    Region:
    B
    Number of Discs:
    2
    Main Language:
    Italian
    Subtitle Languages:

    English (Optional)

    studio:
    Masters of Cinema
    Theatrical Release Year:
    1953
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