Enrico Maria Salerno
Criterion collection volume 801
The Criterion Collection
1 DVD (115 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (unpaged : photos ; 18 cm.)
The prismatic portrait of the days and nights of a party girl in sixties Rome is a revelation. It follows the gorgeous, seemingly liberated Adriana as she dallies with a wide variety of men, attends parties, goes to modeling gigs, and circulates among the rich and famous. Despite its often light tone, though, the film is a stealth portrait of a suffocating culture that regularly dehumanizes people, especially women.