19th Festival 2009 / Programme

Fringe programme

Donnerstag 5. Nov. // 16.00 – ca. 18.15 Uhr
Festivalcafé im Telegraph

(Eintritt frei)

(»Die Sonnenfinsternis«)

Ein Film von Michelangelo Antonioni

Alain Delon und Monica Vitti in »L’eclisse« (1962)


Michelangelo Antonioni


Michelangelo, Tonino Guerra


Gianni Di Venanzo


Giovanni Fusco


Monica Vitti, Alain Delon, Francisco Rabal, Louis Seigner, Lilla Brignone u. a.


Raymond und Robert Hakim

Italien / Frankreich 1962


118 Minuten

In deutscher Sprache

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung durch Tamasa Distribution, Paris

Einführung: Dr. Martina Bako, Theaterwissenschaftlerin, Universität Leipzig

The incapacity for love and the lack of contact of the modern person are the topics of the film »L’eclisse« (»The eclipse of the sun«), which is set in the suburbs of Rome. Vittoria comes from a humble background and coexists in a loveless state with Riccardo, a young embassy official. However, she leaves him and meets young stockbroker Piero, who generates the hope of new love for her. Nonetheless, her monosyllabic relationship ends in scepticism, emptiness and desolation as they are connected not by love but only by forlornness.

Michelangelo Antonioni (1912-2007) is one of the principal film directors of Italy. He has made over 20 films and numerous short films. »L’eclisse« won the Jury prize at the Cannes film festival in 1962 and forms a trilogy with »L’avventura« (»The adventure«, 1960) and »La notte« (»The night«, 1961).