Academy Award-winning director Michelangelo Antonioni (Blow Up, Beyond the Clouds) explores women's evolving role in society and the conflict between love and career in this engrossing drama. Clelia, a beautiful young woman who lands her dream job in a glamourous Italian fashion house, soon finds herself plunged into a cruel world of phony, shallow people. The only honesty in her life is the pure love offered by Carlo, a young, socially impoverished assistant architect. But is it enough? With its fascinating, multi-layered story, rich characterizations and superb performances, "Le Amiche" remains one of Antonioni's most beloved works.