Red Desert Review

Red Desert
Giuliana (Vitti) is the unhappy wife of Ugo (Chionetti) and suffers from an unnamed form of depression. Her erratic emotional shifts disturb everyone around her, but no-one engages directly with the problem. When British engineer Corrado Zeller (Harris) arrives, he seems to understand what Giuliana is really after in life, and he begins an affair with the troubled woman.

by Ian Freer |
Published on
Release Date:

27 Jul 2012

Running Time:

117 minutes



Original Title:

Red Desert

Antonioni's 1964 modern-life-is-rubbish treatise sees Monica Vitti mope around a grim industrial landscape, misunderstood by her husband (Carlo Chionetti), courted by his colleague (Richard Harris). A tough gig, but beautiful in its stunning use of colour and locale.

A stunningly beautiful and evocative use of colour and setting.
Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us