A " Chef d'oeuvre " by Michelangelo Antonioni. This film is about art though it includes a tint of mystery .
Thomas , a skilled Fashion photographer ( David Hemmings , statuesque and alluring man , god , god , god ) is bored with his models , his life and lacks inspiration .
The artist tries to find peace and decides to takes pictures in a quite placid parc illuminated by a lucent sun . He begins photographing two lovers but a short moment after one of them ,the woman , rushes at him with fury and requests the roll .
Thomas later discovers by executing blowups ( enlargement of the photos ) a corpse lying in the grass ( He returns to the parc and finds it there ) Although we guess that the woman is involved in this peculiar death the truth is never revealed to us nor is it revealed to Thomas . In fact , the body vanishes a few days after as Thomas begins to think it might have been a delusion .
The movie ends with Thomas watching a group of harlequin like students who mime a game of tennis , he is finally drawn into it and throws a conceptual ball at them . Lastly , Thomas slowly fades leaving a empty field .. just as the corpse previously dissolved .
I love this movie not only because it evolves around the sixties era but also because it encircles art in a mysterious way .
Art is transcendental .