Oedipus Rex (Cine Fan)

Genre
SPECIAL PROGRAMME
Release Date
26 Nov 2022 (Sat)
Category
--- (HK), ---(Macau)
Running Time
104 Minutes
Language
Italian / English Subtitle
Director
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Cast
Silvana Mangano, Franco Citti, Alida Valli
Synopsis
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 Film talk with Long Tin

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 Film talk with Long Tin

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