MONICA VITTI. A great actress is leaving. She was one of the faces of the golden age of Italian cinema, Monica Vitti died at the age of 90. The actress had been battling the disease for several years.
[Mis à jour le 2 février 2022 à 15h39] This Wednesday, February 2, author Walter Veltroni announced on Twitter the death of actress Monica Vitti. “Roberto Russo, his companion of all these years, asks me to communicate that Monica Vitti is no more, I do it with pain, affection, regret” he specified on the social network. The face of the golden age of Italian cinema in the 1960s, Monica Vitti had filmed in the so-called tetralogy of the incommunicability of Michelangelo Antonioni, of which she was the wife for ten years from 1957 to 1967. Together, they film the four dramatic films in this tetralogy: L’Avventura (1960), La Nuit (1961), L’Eclipse (1962) and Le Désert Rouge (1964).
Despite these dramatic films, Monica Vitti is also known for her comic roles in Italian cinema. It was in the comic register that she made her debut in the theater in the 1950s before being spotted by the director Antonioni who saw in her the dramatic potential that we know in her in the tetralogy of incommunicability. After this, Monica Vitti will allow herself to return to her first love, turning in popular comedies like The Girl with the Gun, a film by Mario Monicelli in 1968. She plays a woman determined to take revenge on a man who killed her. dishonored. For cella, she will follow him to the depths of Scotland.
Monica Vitti died on February 2, 2022, at the age of 90. The actress, who had been discreet in recent years, was battling Alzheimer’s disease. In Italy, a shower of tributes was published in the press but also declared by many personalities. The Italian Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschini, said in these words: “Farewell to Monica Vitti, farewell to the queen of Italian cinema. Today is a truly sad day, a great artist and a great Italian woman pass away .”
Monica Vitti was born Maria Luisa Ceccarelli on November 3, 1931, in Rome. Actress, screenwriter but also director, Monica Vitti is known for her roles under the direction of Michelangelo Antonioni in L’avventura, La Nuit, L’Eclipse, and Le Désert rouge. She was one of the most memorable faces of the golden age of Italian cinema in the 1960s. Monica Vitti died on February 2, 2022, in Rome. She was 90 years old.