The concluding chapter of Michelangelo Antonioni's informal trilogy on contemporary malaise (following L'avventura and La notte), L'eclisse (The Eclipse) tells the story of a young woman (Monica Vitti) who leaves one lover (Francisco Rabal) and drifts into a relationship with another (Alain Delon). Using the architecture of Rome as a backdrop for the doomed affair, Antonioni achieves the apotheosis of his style in this return to the theme that preoccupied him the most: the difficulty of connection in an alienating modern world.
Audio commentary by film scholar Richard PeÃ±a, former program director of New York's Film Society of Lincoln Center
Michelangelo Antonioni: The Eye That Changed Cinema (2001), a fifty-six-minute documentary exploring the director's life and career
Elements of Landscape, a twenty-two-minute piece from 2005 about Antonioni and L'eclisse, featuring Italian film critic Adriano AprÃ and longtime Antonioni friend Carlo di Carlo