VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

ANTIGONE

V' 04

ANTIGONE

Danièle Huillet
D/F, 1991
99min, dOF

ANTIGONE

Danièle Huillet
D/F, 1991
, 99min, dOF

Actors: 
Astrid Ofner
Antigone
Ursula Ofner
Ismene
Libgart Schwarz
Botin
Werner Rehm
Kreon
Albert Hetterle
Tiresias

Production: 
World Sales: 
Distribution in Austria: 
35 mm/Farbe

Hölderin's version of Sophocles' \"Antigone\" was adapted for the stage by Berthold Brecht and produced by the Straubs in Berlin's Schaubühne. Later, they made it into a film, shot in the antique theater of Segesta, Sicily. These are the layers of a text, which deduces a deep urgency and contemporary relevance in this politically topical film. Under a bright sunlit sky, an explosion of chaos, beauty and destruction takes place in front of the empty stone seats of the amphitheater. It is the summer in which America first attacked Iraq.