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Identification of a Woman

Genres: Foreign, Drama, Fantasy, Sexy, Criterion Collection, Italy, Italian Cinema, Foreign Drama

Cast: Tomas Milian, Daniela Silverio, Christine Boisson, Lara Wendel, Veronica Lazar

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni

Synopsis: IDENTIFICATION OF A WOMAN, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni (Red Desert), is a body-and soul-baring voyage into one man's artistic and erotic consciousness. After his wife leaves him, a film director finds himself drawn into affairs with two enigmatic women, while at the same time searching for the right subject (and actress) for his next film. This spellbinding anti-romance was a late-career coup for the legendary Italian filmmaker, and is renowned for its sexual explicitness and an extended scene on a fog-enshrouded highway that stands with the director's greatest set pieces.

Language: Italian

Country of Origin: Italy

Production Year: 1982


  • "Perhaps Antonioni's most beautiful film.", Geoff Andrew, Time Out
  • "The most openly erotic of Antonioni's features, and visually one of the most beautiful.", Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader


  • 1982: Winner, Cannes Film Festival

Identification of a Woman
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