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Oedipus Rex(Edipo re)

  • Dir: Pier Paolo Pasolini

  • Italy, 1967, Italian, 104mins, DCP

  • Cast: Silvana Mangano, Franco Citti, Alida Valli

In this ancient Greek tragedy of Oedipus haunted by a prophecy to murder his father and marry his mother, Pasolini's transplantation of the myth is put under a very personal frame that interweaves his own memories with Sophocles' drama - andwith his cameo as a high priest. Connected to the contemporary world through an autobiographical prologue and epilogue, the ancient text is unfolded in desert settings with primitive grandeur, in a mood of solitude and ambivalence that underline the myth's psychological overtones - are we truly fated to our destinies?

Kinema Junpo Awards: Best Foreign Language Film

Venice Film Festival: In Competition

26/11 (Sat): Film talk with Long Tin

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