Landmark Center Sun, Feb 27, 2022 3:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
ICC Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$10.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Program:Italian Film Festival
Release Year:1960
Runtime:143 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Janus Films
Director:Michelangelo Antonioni
Producer:Amato Pennasilico
Cinematographer:Aldo Scavarda
Screenwriter:Michelangelo Antonioni.
Elio Bartolini
Tonino Guerra
Editor:Eraldo Da Roma
Composer:Giovanni Fusco
Principal Cast:Gabriele Ferzetti
Monica Vitti
Lea Massari
Dominique Blanchar
Renzo Ricci



All in person screenings will operate at reduced capacity: 180 of 230 seats.
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Monica Vitti, an icon of Italian cinema for generations, passed away on February 2, 2022 at the age of ninety. IFF is proud to pay tribute to this incredibly talented actress with the screening of L'avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni, the film that made Vitti a star.

An iconic piece of challenging 1960s cinema and a gripping narrative on its own terms, L'avventura concerns the enigmatic disappearance of a young woman during a yachting trip off the coast of Sicily, and the search taken up by her disaffected lover (Gabriele Ferzetti) and best friend (Monica Vitti, in her breakout role). Antonioni’s controversial international sensation is a gorgeously shot tale of modern ennui and spiritual isolation.

L'avventura won the Special Jury Prize in Cannes in 1960 "for the beauty of its images, and for seeking to create a new film language".


Monica Vitti (1931 – 2022) was an Italian actress known for her starring roles in films directed by Michelangelo Antonioni during the early-to-mid 1960s. After working with Antonioni, Vitti changed focus and began making comedies, working with director Mario Monicelli on many films. She appeared with Marcello Mastroianni, Alain Delon, Richard Harris, Terence Stamp, and Dirk Bogarde. She was known as the "Queen of Italian cinema."

Vitti won five David di Donatello Awards for Best Actress, seven Italian Golden Globes for Best Actress, the Career Golden Globe, and the Venice Film Festival Career Golden Lion Award.


Michelangelo Antonioni (1912 – 2007) was an Italian film director, screenwriter, editor, and painter. He is best known for his "trilogy on modernity and its discontents"—L'Avventura (1960), La Notte (1961), and L'Eclisse (1962)—as well as the English-language films Blowup (1966) and The Passenger (1975). His films have been described as "enigmatic and intricate mood pieces" that feature elusive plots, striking visual composition, and a preoccupation with modern landscapes. His work would substantially influence subsequent art cinema.

Antonioni received numerous awards and nominations throughout his career, including the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize (1960, 1962), Palme d'Or (1966), and 35th Anniversary Prize (1982); the Venice Film Festival Silver Lion (1955), Golden Lion (1964), FIPRESCI Prize (1964, 1995), and Pietro Bianchi Award (1998); the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Silver Ribbon eight times; and an honorary Academy Award in 1995. He is one of three directors to have won the Palme d'Or, the Golden Lion, and the Golden Bear, and the only director to have won these three and the Golden Leopard.


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Produttore di Elite

Produttore Esecutivo

Luigi Bernardi &


Assitente di produzione

Albert and Susan Colianni Family
Astrid Garino and Massimo Costalonga


Catherine Allan
Nancy Azzam
Bill and Sandra Gengler
Jeff Lotz
Andrea and Vittorio Raimondi

Aiuto Regista

Vito Bongiorno
Brian Balleria and Joan Bechtold
Ann Burns
Denise and Giacomo D'Aurora
Elizabeth Fletcher
Stefano Perugini
Joe Pingatore
Nassim and Federico Rossi
Penelope Scialla
David Yarusso