Story of a Love Affair
Story of a Love Affair (1950)

Michelangelo Antonioni's first narrative feature is a stark, minimal interpersonal drama that would establish many of the themes and techniques that would recur in his work for the rest of his career. Story of a Love Affair centers on… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 28, 2005
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

Story of a Love Affair is tacky.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Antonioni's debut, and already an identification of a woman

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A remarkable film.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

A remarkable formal effort involving a detective, an adulterous trio, a murder plot, a choreographic mise en scene, and an extended flashback.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Atmospheric, original film.

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Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine

The unsurpassed beauty of Antonioni's visual art lifts his two-penny story and hollow people into the exalted realm of the senses.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The film has its moments of crackling passion and secret suspense. It's an amazing film, and one of the great feature debuts in movie history.

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Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY

A richly textured variation on The Postman Always Rings Twice.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Stefanie C
this movie is of interest because it's antonioni's first full length film. you can see the ties to neo-realism, the documentary format, and the… More
Dimitris Springer
A film auteur,literally and profoundly.Anything that goes against him,will probably go against the post-modern cinematic language.The debut feature shows… More
Krystle Chow
Antonioni's films aren't the most accessible, and in that respect, <i>Story of a Love Affair</i> with its genre-film machinations and… More