La Notte

La Notte ★★★★½

"No, it's just pity." [translated.]

Told primarily through beautiful cinematography, brilliant performances, and Antonioni's exceptionally intuitive use of subtext, La Notte tells the story of a deteriorating relationship with a frank yet sympathetic lens, highlighting the tender bitterness between the leads as they continually grow apart and put their own needs ahead of their relationship.