The Empty Canvas (La Noia)

Rated NR 118 minutes 1964

Horst Bucholz plays Dino, a painter who realizes he has no artistic vision and decides to move back into his wealthy mother's (Betty Davis) home. Just before he does this, however, he falls in love with beautiful and self-serving Cecilia (Catherine Spaak). Though Dino diligently attempts to convince her to marry him, she refuses, but offers to be his lover until someone better strikes her fancy. When that becomes an actuality, Dino does not fare well under the emotional trauma and has a nervous breakdown. With the help of his mother, Dino recovers to find he may not be completely devoid of talent after all. Based on La Noia, an Italian novel by Alberto Moravia.~ Kristie Hassen, All Movie Guide

Film Credits

Director: Damiano Damiani

Writer: Damiano Damiani and Tonino Guerra

Cast: Bette Davis, Horst Buchholz, Catherine Spaak, Isa Miranda and Lea Padovani

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