La Signora Senza Camelie (1953)

La Signora Senza Camelie


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Movie Info

A young actress breaks into the Italian film industry but discovers that the public is interested in her only when she appears in sleazy, titillating roles, dashing her dreams of a more respectable and artistically satisfying career.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Michelangelo Antonioni, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Francesco Maselli
In Theaters:


as Lodi

as Director

as Ercole "Ercolino"

as Nardo Rusconi

as Simonetta

as Clara Manni

as Clara's mother
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Critic Reviews for La Signora Senza Camelie

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

I thought Lady very weak, with little hint in it of the Antonioni to come, which was surprising because even earlier Antonioni, Story of a Love, seemed stranger and more prophetic of the giant en route.

Full Review… | March 16, 2015
The New Republic
Top Critic

Perhaps the most unjustly neglected of Michelangelo Antonioni's early features.

Full Review… | March 16, 2015
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The resulting cocktail is slight on psychology, but invariably stunning to behold.

Full Review… | March 16, 2015
Time Out
Top Critic

An impeccable early scene has Antonioni defining mise-en-scène before your eyes -- a torrid kiss is rehearsed on a bed, the camera dollies in and the sketch becomes a fresco, with off-screen whispers acting as meta-reminders.

Full Review… | March 16, 2015

Although casting a dismissive eye over the Cinecittá ballyhoo, Antonioni is more concerned with the psychological impact of Bosé's lonely predicament.

Full Review… | March 16, 2015
Radio Times

Antonioni's exquisite film is obviously a comment on the fickle nature of his chosen industry, but more importantly (considering the nature of his subsequent work) a formative parable on society's unsustainable expectations of women.

Full Review… | March 16, 2015

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