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Die Antigone des Sophokles nach der Hölderlinschen Übertragung für die Bühne bearbeitet von Brecht 1948

Germany, France, 1992


A fearless Antigone, refusing to allow the dishonored body of her murdered brother Polynices to be devoured by vultures and dogs, defies the Thebian tyrant Creon by burying him. In punishment Creon orders Oedipus’s rebellious daughter to be entombed alive, lest she sow insurrection among the people.

Our take

This is a beautiful new restoration of one of Straub and Huillet’s fiercest and most accessible dramas. Serving as a remarkable conduit from Sophocles’ ancient era to the present moment, Antigone offers a bracingly fresh vision of female power confronting the patriarchy.

Critics reviews

The transparency of the Straubs’ methodology has a revelatory quality; they maintain the integrity of each sound and each image with a Lumière-like meticulousness, kept in characteristic isolation from each other section, but also charge them with the electricity of deep-rooted and dramatic historical significance.
May 06, 2020
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