Story of a Love Affair

Director:  Michelangelo Antonioni
Cast: Lucia Bosé, Massimo Girotti, Ferdinando Sarmi
Italy,98’, 1950, black & white

Italian with Turkish subtitles

Set in Milan, a sparklingly lurid cityscape, Story of a Love Affair tells of a wealthy industrialist who hires a private eye to investigate the past of his young wife Paola. The investigation turns up a former lover, Guido, and the possibility of both lovers' implication in the death of Guido's girlfriend. Guido and Paola renew their affair, but with her new status, Paola can no longer live on love alone . . . Antonioni's first feature owes much to James M. Cain and film noir, but already, ten years before L'avventura, he shifts the focus away from the Postman toward his own preoccupations. The director's distanced camera and seeming dispassion are in evidence, turning a torrid love story into a tale of free-floating anxiety, inevitable corruption, and betrayal in postwar industrial society.

Story of a Love Affair

Story of a Love Affair

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Blow-Up

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The Mystery of Oberwald

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Shorts

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Pera Museum, in collaboration with Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), is one of the main venues for this year’s 15th Istanbul Biennial from 16 September to 12 November 2017.

Have you noticed the gigantic photo on the facade of our building?

Have you noticed the gigantic photo on the facade of our building?

Have you noticed the gigantic photo on our façade? Our Cold Front from the Balkans exhibition focuses on different generations of artists and art groups from the Balkan region.