1964. Il deserto rosso is Michelangelo Antonioni’s first colour film, so too bad this shot is in black and white. He goes to unbelievable lengths to realise his vision of a bleak and overwhelming industrial landscape. Everything in the film is carefully calibrated in terms of colour, from the characters’ clothes to the interiors and even the landscapes, for which Antonioni has plants, trees and fruit painted to fit his palette.
On the back of the photo is a Cine-Arte stamp.