Michelangelo Antonioni (1912-2007)
Director, born 19.09.1912 in Ferrara, Italy. In 1935, graduated from the Department of Economics at the University of Bologna.
In parallel with studies, he was involved in        
theater and wrote film reviews, then in 1940 he moved to Rome and worked as a critic for Cinema, the official Fascist film magazine edited by Vittorio Mussolini, thus joining the circles of further neorealists, that revolved around the magazine.
In 1942, MA starts working in the film industry, writes scripts. Since 1943, he makes 9 documentary films and his first feature Chronicle of a Love (1950), which is followed by other four film sof his early period, including The Vanquished (1953) and The Lady Without Camelias (1953). His fame of being a genious of alienation started at the 1960 Cannes IFF, where The Adventure / L’Avventura (1960) was awarded the Jury Prize; along with his next films - The Night (1960) and The Eclipse (1962) - it forms a trilogy. MA has directed films Red Desert (1964), Blow-up (1966), Zabriskie Point (1970), intellectual thriller Profession: Reporter (1975), a.o. His last film Beyond the Clouds (1995) was made in cooperation with the German director and producer Wim Wenders. In 1995, MA reiceived the Lifetime Achievement Academy Award. After that, he started several projects, yet they could not be completed due to the aftermath of stroke.
Died 30.07.2007, on the same day with the Swedish classic Ingmar Bergman.