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Il grido: The Masters of Cinema Series

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A Film by Michelangelo Antonioni
Certificate: PG
Running Time: 111
Retail Price: £19.99
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Content Type: Movie

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.

With a script conceived by Antonioni, exquisite cinematography (including a signature concern with desolate vistas), and a plaintive score by renowned composer Giovanni Fusco, the award-winning Il grido - which scooped the "Golden Leopard" at Locarno - is an early key work in the director's much-celebrated oeuvre. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Il grido for home viewing in the UK for the very first time.

Special Features:
• New high-definition transfer of the film in its original aspect ratio

• Newly translated optional English subtitles

• Original 1957 Italian theatrical trailer

• Previously unseen footage deleted from the director's cut

• 56-page booklet featuring a colour reproduction of the original Italian poster, archival publicity stills, an essay by William Arrowsmith (Antonioni: The Poet of Images), and writing and interviews from Michelangelo Antonioni

Video Tracks:
Standard 1.33:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono Italian

Subtitle Tracks:

Directed By:
Michelangelo Antonioni

Written By:

Steve Cochran
Alida Valli
Betsy Blair
Gabriella Pallotta
Dorian Gray
Lynn Shaw
Mirna Girardi
Pina Boldrini
Guerrino Campanini
Lilia Landi
Gaetano Matteucci

Soundtrack By:
Giovanni Fusco

Director of Photography:
Gianni Di Venanzo

Eraldo Da Roma

Costume Designer:
Pia Marchesi

Franco Cancellieri

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The Masters of Cinema Series

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