Groundlessly jealous of his wife's romantic past, Enrico Fontana hires a private detective to finally determine if she is faithful or not. Ironically, his suspicious attitude brings his wife Paola together with Guido, a man with whom she had once been in love. Paola and Guido's past was clouded in tragedy, their passion rekindled once again where the the lovers think about murdering Enrico.
After making highly regarded documentaries, Story of a Love Affair was Michelangelo Antonioni's first feature length dramatic film. It also signalled a significant change in the direction of post-war neo-realism. The future director of L'Avvetura, L'Eclisse, and Blow Up had already begun to set down the fundamentals of his future films, exploring the uneasy emotions that lie between characters. Presented for the first time ever on DVD in the UK, remastered from restored 35mm print, this masterpiece still exudes intensely innovative power.
Cast & Credits: Lucia Bosé / Massimo Girotti / Ferdinando Sarmi / Gino Rossi / Marika Rowsky / Rosi Mirafiore / Rubi D'Alma / Directed - Michelangelo Antonioni
Awards: Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists (1951), Won, Silver Ribbon, Best Score / Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists (1951), Won, Silver Ribbon, Michelangelo Antonioni
Technical: English mono, Italian mono / English subtitles / Black & White / 1950 / DVD9 Pal All Regions / 98 mins / Rated PG / MRBDVD07
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