Beyond The Clouds (Al di là delle nuvole)
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Beyond The Clouds (Al di là delle nuvole)
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 who falls in love with a woman he meets, but falls asleep in his room and leaves her waiting in vain. Two years later they meet again, but he chooses to leave rather than consummate his desire for his ideal love. The second episode, "The Girl, the Crime," has the filmmaker wandering through Portofino and sleeping with a pretty young boutique owner… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It makes for entrancing cinema."
‑ , Time Out
"It's [the] compelling sense of mystery, of the endless search and its undercurrent of loneliness, that sets this great filmmaker apart."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"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."
‑ Peter Henne, Film Journal International
"We find we're lucky enough if we can just get one story out of this two-hour ordeal, which wanders aimlessly in art-house hell as often as it enchants."
‑ Christopher Null,
"Musing on the power of inner thought and imagination, the film is far from deep, but instead feels superficial and one-dimensional."
‑ Bridget Byrne, Boxoffice Magazine
"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."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"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."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"One of Fanny Ardant's lines sums up the rest of Beyond the Clouds: 'Everything seems ridiculous.'"
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A bit dreamy, but in the way that leads to a doze."
‑ Greg Muskewitz,
"See this film. It may be Antonioni's last."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
"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."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Delightful recent film showing Antonioni's visual style."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Everybody likes a pretty face, but when it comes right down to the nitty-gritty, Beyond the Clouds lacks substance."
‑ Christabel Padmore, Apollo Guide
"Beyond the Clouds is a magnificent coda to a career spent excavating images and probing the silences that exist between people."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
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