The conclusion of Michelangelo Antonioni's informal trilogy on modern malaise, L'eclisse (The Eclipse) tells the story of a young woman (Monica Vitti) who leaves one lover (Francisco Rabal) only to drift into a relationship with another (Alain Delon). Using the architecture of Rome as a backdrop for the couple's doomed affair, Antonioni reaches the apotheosis of his modernist style, returning to his favorite themes: alienation and the difficulty of finding connections in an increasingly mechanized world.
Audio commentary by Richard Peña, program director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, in New York
Michelangelo Antonioni: The Eye That Changed Cinema, a 56-minute documentary exploring the director's life and career
Elements of Landscape, a new, 22-minute video piece about Antonioni and L'eclisse, featuring Italian film critic Adriano Aprà and longtime Antonioni friend Carlo di Carlo