16 June 2005

Michelangelo Antonioni season at NFT pt 2

Geoffrey Nowell-Smith and Mark Cousins were on BBC Radio 4 film programme last saturday afternoon discussing the season. Sadly it looks like 'The Passenger' aka 'Profession: Reporter' will not be show. Apparently Jack Nicholson owned the rights and it could only be show in the prescence of Antonioni himself. He was at the opening night of the season but is not well enough to travel back. Nowell-Smith was saying that the rights have now passed to Sony and there could be a theatrical release later this year.

So it looks like an uncomplete season, what a shame surely one of the great unseen films of the last 30 years but potentially a wider release on the horizon.

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