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Blow-Up
Institute of Contemporary Arts
A person turning away from the camera to look at 5 mannequins lined up
Blow-Up, dir. Michelangelo Antonioni, UK, Italy 1966, 111 min., English.


A mesmeric exploration of the act of seeing and the art of image making, Blow-Up takes the form of a psychological mystery, starring David Hemmings as a fashion photographer who unknowingly captures a death on film after following two lovers in a park.

Endlessly enigmatic, Michelangelo Antonioni’s first foray into English-language filmmaking is both a time capsule of 1960s London and a timeless investigation of the very nature of truth and reality.

'My cousin Tracey, Carol Reed's daughter, told me that Antonioni was looking for an actress for Blow-Up. Unaware that he was one of the world's greatest directors, I went to the casting in a London suburb. An Italian asked me to write my name on a blackboard and to show myself in profile every three letters to see if I was photogenic. But I wrote too small and I'm dyslexic... 
'Is this how you think you'll get roles?' he shouted. I think I cried, and then Antonioni came in. In all elegance, he said 'That's enough! I've seen everything I wanted to see'. '
– Jane Birkin
 
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