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Red Desert by Antonioni

“Red Desert”, also known as “The Red Desert”, is a 1964 feature movie directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, his first Technicolor work. He was awarded with a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for best movie, with the Silver Ribbon for best photography and with the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for best foreign film. The movie starred a gorgeous Monica Vitti and Richard Harris and took place almost entirely in Ravenna.

Red Desert by Antonioni

There’s only one scene that is different, calm and positive: Giuliana (Monica Vitti) tells her son the fairy tale of a girl who lives on an island (Budelli). The beach was pink, pure, magical and embodied Giuliana’s deep desire for freedom.


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Red Desert by Antonioni