September 27, 2022
From Identification From A Woman (1982)

Antonioni’s Rarely Seen ‘Identification Of A Woman’ A UK Blu-ray Release

Classic Italian film fan completists, Cult Films will help fill another piece of the jigsaw next month. When they release  Michelangelo Antonioni’s rarely seen, final masterwork Identification of a Woman.

Coming to Blu-ray and Digital on demand in September. The film 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 Artwork for Identification of a Woman Blu-raybeautiful 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, in-depth interview with Antonioni’s wife Enrica Fico-Antonioni
– ‘With Michelangelo’ – an intimate hour-long video-diary of Antonioni filmed by his wife, Enrica


You can order your copy by heading to Cult Films website.

CultFilms will release the 2K restoration of Identification of a Woman on Blu-ray and digital on demand 12th September.