The Night (La Notte) (1961)

Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni. Set in Milan over the course of a day, and night. The film starts with Lidia and her husband Giovanni visiting their old friend Tommaso, bedridden and dying from cancer. Like their doomed friend, Giovanni is a writer, and is despondent, unable to envisage writing sometime essential, and unwilling to emotionally connect…… Continue reading The Night (La Notte) (1961)

One, Two, Three (1961)

dir. Billy Wilder. I watched this for the first time, at the annual Open Air Kino presented by the Goethe Institute. Super fast dialogue, sidesplittingly funny, full of great physical comedy, and cold war politics jokes. Horst Buchholz (“the German James Dean”) steals the show.#onetwothree #1961 #billywilder