The conclusion of Michelangelo Antonioni's informal trilogy on modern malaise, L'eclisse (The Eclipse) tells the story of a young woman (Monica Vitti) who leaves one lover (Francisco Rabal) only to drift into a relationship with another (Alain Delon). Using the architecture of Rome as a backdrop for the couple's doomed affair, Antonioni reaches the apotheosis of his modernist style, returning to his favorite themes: alienation and the difficulty of finding connections in an increasingly mechanized world.
Audio commentary by Richard PeÃ±a, program director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, in New York
Michelangelo Antonioni: The Eye That Changed Cinema, a 56-minute documentary exploring the director's life and career
Elements of Landscape, a new, 22-minute video piece about Antonioni and L'eclisse, featuring Italian film critic Adriano AprÃ and longtime Antonioni friend Carlo di Carlo