Beyond the Clouds
Beyond the Clouds (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: October 27, 1995
DVD 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.

TV 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

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