Still from official "Blow- Up" trailer - Photo courtesy of Youtube Channel
CAIRO - 24 December 2017: British Italian film “Blow Up” (1966) will be screening as part of the frequent event “Film & Coffee Night” at Room Art Space and Café on Sunday.
Directed by Italian film director, screenwriter, and short story writer Michelangelo Antonioni the film revolves around a mod London photographer who is inspired by famous photographer David Bailey and other contemporaries and finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.
Thomas, the photographer has been very driven by his ambitions that he has missed on the fact that he photographer a murder one day that occurred in the park. He later reveals details and dissects small elements to discover identity. The film manages to explore the real meaning of life and crippled identities in the eyes of an artist.
Starring David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles , Blow-Up has been distributed in North America by MGM shell company Premier Pictures. The film writer Richard Corliss states that the film grossed "$20 million (about $120 million today) on a $1.8 million budget and helped liberate Hollywood from its puritanical prurience".
Antonioni is known for L'Avventura (1960), La Notte (1961), and L'Eclisse (1962) and was a successful example in redefining the concept of narrative cinema where his films defined a "cinema of possibilities".
The prominent director received numerous awards and nominations throughout his career, including the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize , Palme d'Or , and 35th Anniversary Prize (1982); the Venice Film Festival Silver Lion and Golden Lion among others.