Beyond The Clouds (Al di là delle nuvole)
Beyond The Clouds (Al di là delle nuvole) (1995)

A mosaic of four stories about love and desire tied together by the story of a filmmaker who observes the relationships of young couples. The first episode, "Chronicle of a Love That Never Was," follows a young traveler to Ferrara… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 22, 2000
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

It makes for entrancing cinema.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

It's [the] compelling sense of mystery, of the endless search and its undercurrent of loneliness, that sets this great filmmaker apart.

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Peter Henne
Film Journal International

Antonioni seems to be using his absence from the scene as an opportunity to restate his vision, perhaps having a new generation of filmgoers in mind.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

There are moments of such astounding visual power in Michelangelo Antonioni's film Beyond the Clouds that you are all but transported through the screen to a place where the physical and emotional weather fuse into a palpable sadness.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Antonioni's dreamy, pretentious fickle-finger-of-fate mini-tales struggle to wrestle with love and desire, but truck in adolescent ideas and delight in nothing so much as undressing their many young actresses.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

One of Fanny Ardant's lines sums up the rest of Beyond the Clouds: 'Everything seems ridiculous.'

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

There are a lot of beautiful things in Beyond the Clouds: the style, the settings, the bodies of young men and women-many of them beautiful in the vaguely blank way that models are.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Though not vintage Antonioni, this later work (supervised by Wim Wenders), a meditation on eros, love, and desire, features some of the most beautiful actresses working today: Fanny Ardant, Irene Jacob, and Sophie Marceau.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Delightful recent film showing Antonioni's visual style.

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Eric Broome
At best, "Beyond the Clouds" is a multi-angled look at the delicacy of romance. At worst, it's like Antonioni channeling Zalman King. Just… More