‘Identification of a Woman’ comes to Blu-ray and digital

CultFilms presents the 40th Anniversary 2K restoration of Michelangelo Antonioni’s final film.


Michelangelo Antonioni’s rarely seen, final masterwork Identification of a Woman is the director’s own bookend to his lifelong exploration of the imprecise nature of human relationships, incommunicability and alienation.

After his wife leaves him, a film director (Tomas Milian) is searching for a muse, while preparing his new film. He enters into a passionate affair with a striking young aristocratic woman (Daniela Silverio). But after a stranger threatens him ordering to stop seeing her, she vanishes shortly after… While searching for her, he encounters a beautiful young actress (Christine Boisson), who joins him on the hunt for his missing muse.

Tellingly prescient, Identification of a Woman is a spellbinding anti-romance depicting a modernising world beset by fear, and was awarded the Anniversary Prize at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival.

Each frame, beautifully conceived by Antonioni and cinematographer Carlo Di Palma’s, is an essential part of the storytelling. Having undergone a new 2K restoration this Blu-ray release finally does justice to the original vision of Antonioni’s painterly yet unsettling masterpiece.

Bonus Material

New video essay by scholar Pasquale Iannone
‘Identification of a Director’ a candid, indepth interview with Antonioni’s wife Enrica FicoAntonioni
‘With Michelangelo’ an intimate hour-long video diary of Antonioni filmed by his wife, Enrica

Tech Specs

Full HD 1080p from 2K restoration
Original Italian audio
New, improved English subtitles + closed caption subtitles for HOH
Region free
Aspect ratio: 1.77:1
Certification: 18
Running time: 130 mins approx
Original release: 1982

CultFilms presents the 2K restoration of Identification of a Woman on Blu-ray and digital on demand 12 September. CLICK HERE to order direct from CultFilms.

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